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)


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?