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)


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 2
Thursday: 1 Peter 3
Friday: 1 Peter 4
Saturday: 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?