Advent 2016

adventwreathToday is the first day of Advent, a time of penitence and preparation for the coming of Christ. We are preparing to celebrate Christmas, the time when our Lord and Savior came to earth as a tiny and helpless baby.

We remember the coming of Christ into our own hearts when we accepted Him as our Savior.

And we look forward to Christ coming again to earth, this time in power and glory. Will we be ready?

Every day during Advent, I will post a short devotion. Each year I follow a plan of Scripture reading during Advent. I journal a few thoughts and a prayer. The devotions I’m posting this year are my personal meditations from last year. I pray they are meaningful to you and help you to prepare to celebrate the coming of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, in all His manifestations.

ALMIGHTY God, give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness, and put upon us the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life, in which thy Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge both the quick and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal, through him who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, now and ever. Amen. ~ Collect for Advent from the 1928 Book of Common Prayer

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