Advent Week 2 - John the Baptist
Opening Prayer: Holy God, as our journey continues, we look to these greens and candles as signs to us that life and light are coming. We listen for the voice crying out from the wilderness. We look to prepare the way of the Lord. Give us patience as we keep awake and as we prepare for your coming. In Jesus name we pray, amen.
The 2nd Advent Candle – Candle of Preparation:
God kept God’s promise of a Savior who would be born in Bethlehem. Preparation means to “get read”. Help us to be ready to welcome you, O God. (Luke 3:4-6)
Speak these words while lighting the first & second candles: O God, rejoicing, we remember the promise of your Son. As we light these candles, may we become blessings to one another. Make us your messengers to the world. Use our voices. Guide our way. Let us be the ones crying out as we prepare the way of the Lord.
Share the best and worst parts of your day.
Read Luke 3 OR “Heaven Breaks Through” Pg. 200-201 in the Jesus Storybook Bible.
How did John the Baptist “prepare the way” for Jesus?
In the story John says – “You need to be rescued. I have good news – the Rescuer is coming!” Who is John talking about?
How can we help prepare the way for Christ’s coming? How can we be God’s messengers?
Make handmade Christmas Cards and send them to your Pastor, Youth Minister, or other Church Leader thanking them for being a “Messenger” in your life.
Don’t forget to remove a link each day from your advent chain!
Pray: Gracious Redeemer, help us to repent and prepare for Christ’s coming. Bless those in our lives who your messengers to us: our Bishops, Pastors, Youth Ministers, & Church Leaders. Make us your messengers also. In Jesus name we pray, amen.
Bless: Child of God, listen for God’s message, hear the voice crying out, and prepare the way of the Lord