Advent Family Devotions


Click on the Picture to Find Devotions for Each Day


Advent is a season of the Christian Year that helps us prepare for Christmas. During the four Sundays before Christmas we focus on the Scriptures that teach us about the "coming" or "advent" of the Messiah. 

You can have your own Advent Family Devotions. If you want, you can make or purchase a family advent wreath and light the candle for each week. There are many styles of advent wreaths, but they all have three purple or blue candles and one pink candle. Sometimes advent wreaths have a white candle in the middle for Christmas. You can also use the free Advent Devotions Calendars available in the narthex. 


Family Devotion Liturgy

A "liturgy" is simply an order of worship that helps us with the two most important things in worship: Listening to God's word and responding with our prayers and praises. Everything below is a suggestion. Modify for your own own situation.

Invocation: "In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit" (One person)  "Amen" (Everyone)

Lighting the Advent Candle(s): Choose one person each day to light the candles

Read the Devotion: The devotions in this link follow the Autom Advent Calendar. For each day a window is opened with a Bible verse. The devotions are written at an young adult level. For very young children it would be best to read the devotion ahead of time and paraphrase it yourself for their level of understanding.  At the youngest age level, you could just read the Bible verse and talk about it briefly. 

Prayer: Use the suggested prayer if you want, but add your own thanksgivings, confessions, praises, and petitions.

Hymn: Sing the suggested hymn or listen to it. You can use a hymnal if you have one, or you can find most of these on online music platforms or Youtube. (One child could be the designated musician.)

Blessing: Close with one of these blessings:

Numbers 6:24-25 "The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.  Everyone: "Amen."

2 Corinthians 13:14 "The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all." Everyone: "Amen."

Extinguish the Candle(s): (One child could be designated.)