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Advent Resources

A collection of Advent resources from around the world.

Advent Prayer

Lord Jesus,

Master of both the light and the darkness, send your Holy Spirit upon our preparations for Christmas.

We who have so much to do seek quiet spaces to hear your voice each day.
We who are anxious over many things look forward to your coming among us.
We who are blessed in so many ways long for the complete joy of your kingdom.
We whose hearts are heavy seek the joy of your presence.
We are your people, walking in darkness, yet seeking the light.

To you we say, ‘Come Lord Jesus!’

Amen.

—Henri J.M. Nouwen

External Resources

The Advent Door: entering a contemplative Christmas: A visually beautiful site with thought-provoking devotions with a difference.

Unexpected and Mysterious: You may download a file of Advent devotions or choose to have one delivered each day by email from Luther Seminary, USA

Praying Advent: A site with many useful resources from Creighton University, USA

Celebrating Advent in the Home: A downloadable brochure [PDF 430KB] with great information for use with children

Advent/Christmas Devotionals: From the Lutheran Hour Ministries.