Advent 2017

Preparing for the coming of Jesus

Family Devotional:
Prayers, Readings and
Lighting the Advent Wreath

Week 1: Hope (purple)

Week 2: Peace (purple)

Week 3Joy (rose)

Week 4: Love (purple)

 Christmas Eve: Christ (white)


2nd Week of Advent

A family member lights the first two candles of the Advent wreath.

Then someone leads the family in the following:
Leader: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Rejoice, the Lord is at hand! Come, Lord Jesus. AMEN.

Someone leads a Bible Reading from among the following:
Sunday Mark 1:1-8      

Monday 2 Thessalonians 2
Tuesday 2 Thessalonians 3        
Wednesday James 1
Thursday James 2
Friday James 3
Saturday James 4

All: Our Father…
Continue with other prayers, thanksgivings, and intercessions

Leader: Merciful God, who sent your messengers the prophets to preach repentance and prepare the way for our salvation: Give us grace to heed their warnings and forsake our sins, that we may greet with joy the coming of Jesus Christ our Redeemer; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Leader: The almighty and merciful Lord: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit bless us and keep us. AMEN.

**Prayer transforms us**
This day/week what are things we are doing, saying, thinking that prepare us for the coming birth of Jesus Christ?