Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 18th

1. Create a space for your family to gather for your Advent devotions. Set out an Advent Wreath or Christ candle to light when you gather.

2. Sing/Listen to or read the hymn “O Come, O Come EmmanuelYou can find the lyrics of this hymn printed in your family’s Advent devotional booklet. There are many versions of this hymn; here are a few your family may enjoy listening to:

Piano Guys (instrumental)
BYU Vocal Point (Acapella)
Francesca Battistelli
Traditional Choir
House of Heroes; (punk rock flair)

3. Pray, “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel. We are still waiting for you. (insert the verse for the day) May you, O Lord, turn all sorrow into joy. May our souls rejoice at your appearing. May we magnify you as we sing. And may all the world be glad at the light of your presence. (pray the refrain in unison) Come, Lord Jesus. Be our light in the darkness. And may we come before your presence with a song. For you are our light and our salvation, and to you we lift our voices in prayer and thanksgiving, now and always. Amen.”

4. Prepare for the Week. As a family, choose and review the Acts of Service you have committed to do during this season. Remember and celebrate what you did last week, and then prepare for what you have chosen to do this week. We also encourage you to review the prayers on your gift tags as you gather during the week.

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