Advent 2017Preparing for the coming of Jesus
Family Devotional:Prayers, Readings and Lighting the Advent Wreath
Week 1: Hope (purple)
Week 2: Peace (purple)
Week 3: Joy (rose)
Week 4: Love (purple)
Christmas Eve: Christ (white)
3rd Week of Advent
A family member lights the first, second and third 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: John 1:1-28 Monday: James 5 Tuesday: 1 Peter 1 Wednesday: 1 Peter 2Thursday: 1 Peter 3Friday: 1 Peter 4Saturday: 1 Peter 5
All: Our Father… Continue with other prayers, thanksgivings, and intercessions
Leader: Stir up your power, O Lord, and with great might come among us; and, because we are sorely hindered by our sins, let your bountiful grace and mercy speedily help and deliver us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory, 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?