Imagine it’s a starry, silent night and you’re in a field surrounded by sheep. Suddenly, a host of angels appears and tells you that, after 400 years of waiting, the hope for the world has been born – a baby called Immanuel, “God with us.”
The season of Advent begins today, December 1, giving us four weeks to reflect on the hope, peace, joy, and love that Jesus’ birth brought to the world.
As we count down to Christmas, every Advent Sunday we’re revealing a prayer about that week’s advent theme. This week’s theme is hope: the act of trusting and expecting God to fulfill His promises.
Reflect on God’s promises and take a moment to fix your heart on Jesus with this prayer.
An Advent Prayer on Hope:
God, as we head into December, we pause and remember all that You’ve done in our lives, our families, and our communities.
We praise You because You are the God who saves. You are Immanuel, God with us.
We thank You that our hope is in You, not in circumstances or people.
Because we hope in You, we are confident that You will fulfill Your promises to us.
Remind us today of what truly matters. Fix our hearts on You. Help us to see how You are working in the middle of our waiting.
Draw us closer to you this Christmas season, and prepare our hearts for the fulfillment of Your promises.
Make Advent prayers part of your Christmas tradition by checking back every Sunday. In the meantime, continue to reflect on Jesus’ birth by starting an Advent Plan:
This Advent Prayer is the first in a series of four.
Week 1 – An Advent Prayer on Hope
Week 2 – An Advent Prayer on Peace
Week 3 – An Advent Prayer on Joy
Week 4 – An Advent Prayer on Love
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