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)
4th Week of Advent
A family member lights the all four colored 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: Luke 1:26-38
All: Our Father…Continue with other prayers, thanksgivings, and intercessions
Leader: Purify our conscience, Almighty God, by your daily visitation, that your Son Jesus Christ, at his coming, may find in us a mansion prepared for himself; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of 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?