First Sunday of Advent, Year C

Family Faith Sharing
First Sunday of Advent
Year C:

Prayer:
Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness, and put on the armor of light, now in the time of this mortal life in which your 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 living and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Reading: Luke 21:25-36

Lesson: 
If you have a nativity, have the empty creche to talk about how we prepare for the coming of the messiah. If you don’t have a nativity, then you can use a small box. 

Psalm: 
“Show me your ways, O Lord,
and teach me your paths.” Psalm 25:3

Prayers: {share prayers that are on our hearts}

O God, it is by your gift that evening follows day and that rest restores us after labor, while we rejoice to receive these blessings, make us mindful that they come from your gracious hand. Amen. (St Augustine’s Prayer Book)

Blessing: Our Lord Jesus Christ be with us to defend us, within us to keep us, before us to lead us, beside us to guard us, and above us to bless us. Amen. (New Zealand Prayer Book)

*As a family, we have been discussing the readings in a simplified “Lectio Divina” style. Here is a link of what that might look like, though we just ask questions and do the rest our own way.

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