An Advent Prayer on Joy

And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” - Luke 2:10-11 - Verse Image

This week’s Advent theme is joy: the praise-filled assurance that God is in control and working everything out for our good and His glory.

Take a moment to reflect on God’s goodness and fix your heart on Jesus with this prayer:

Heavenly Father,
Thank You for the joy that entered the world when Jesus was born.
Thank you for becoming God with us.
Lord, sometimes it’s difficult to live joyfully, especially in difficult or busy seasons.
Please purify our hearts this week and remind us that You’re in control.
Help us to consider it joy when we experience trials of any kind because we know You’re creating something beautiful and eternal.
As we fix our eyes and hearts on You, fill our souls with renewed strength, courage, and hope.
Lord, you are always worthy of being praised – and we want to worship You!
Amen


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This Advent Prayer is the third in a series of four.
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An Advent Prayer on Peace

Here is my servant whom I have chosen, the one I love, in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him, and he will proclaim justice to the nations. - Matthew 12:18 - Verse Image

Heavenly Father, thank You for sending us Your Son Jesus, the Prince of Peace.
Thank You for you caring for us, and thank You for promising to give us your peace.
Please guard our hearts and minds with Your peace.
You know the things that have been weighing us down with worry, anxiety, or fear.
Lord, please help us fix our minds on you instead, and on your Spirit. Thank You for promising to bring us life and peace.
We can lie down and sleep, Lord, because You make us safe.
Amen


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An Advent Gift for You:

A light has dawned on those living in the land of darkness. - Isaiah 9:2 - Verse Image

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.
Amen.


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:

Peace on Earth: A 5-Day Advent Devotional
Making Space – An Advent Devotional
Christmas Devotionals For Families
Advent: The Journey To Christmas
Wonders of His Love: An Advent Devotional Inspired by Christmas Carols
Emmanuel: God With Us, an Advent Devotional
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King of Kings: An Advent Plan by New Life Church
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