A Liturgy for Advent (Living Room Liturgy Series)

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Worship doesn’t just happen within the four walls of a church building; it can also happen in our homes. Living Room Liturgy is written to help you worship in the everyday moments of life in your home. It contains liturgies and shorter prayers that can be used while enjoying a morning cup of coffee, at the dinner table, while you’re spending time with your loved ones in your living room, or in the evenings at your children’s bedsides before they fall asleep.

Opening

Leader: Prepare the way of the Lord.
People: Make straight in the desert a highway for our God.

Scripture Reading

The beginning of the good news about Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God, as it is written in Isaiah the prophet:
“I will send my messenger ahead of you,
who will prepare your way”—
“a voice of one calling in the wilderness,
‘Prepare the way for the Lord,
make straight paths for him.’” (Mark 1:1–3 NIV)

Leader: The Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.

Prayer

Leader: The Lord be with you.
People: And also with you.
Leader: Let us pray.

Merciful God, who sent your messengers the prophets to preach repentance and prepare the way for our salvation, give us grace to hear their warnings and turn from our sins, that we may greet with joy the coming of Jesus Christ our Redeemer, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Reflection

At this time, you may take a few minutes for a short reflection or personal prayer that goes along with the theme of the day.

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Thy name.
Thy kingdom come
Thy will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one.
For Thine is the kingdom,
and the power
and the glory forever. Amen.

Closing

Leader: Let us bless the Lord for making a way in the desert.
People: Thanks be to God.

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This book is designed to be used in ordinary times throughout the day and for special occasions throughout the year. Use these liturgies and prayers at your own pace; add songs or additional scriptures, or pray additional prayers. You will find your faith refreshed as you use these liturgies in your everyday life, especially in your home.

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Winfield Bevins has a passion for equipping others to spread the gospel in their own context. He serves as the Director of Asbury Seminary’s Church Planting Initiative. As a seasoned practitioner, he has used his experience to train leaders from diverse backgrounds on three different continents. He frequently speaks at conferences, churches, seminaries and retreats on a variety of topics. He is the author of several books, including Church Planting Revolution, Field Guide for Daily Prayer and Ever Ancient, Ever New. He and his wife Kay, have three beautiful girls Elizabeth, Anna Belle, and Caroline.

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