The Gift of Life Advent Prayer Journal

We live in an “instant” world. 

Whether it’s instant oatmeal, high-speed Internet or the express lane at the grocery store, we want it now. And the weeks leading up to Christmas only accelerate the pace of life. Yet instead of giving life, this rush can often drain us. In order to experience abundant life, we have to slow down. The rhythm of real relationship with the God of eternity cannot be rushed. 

This year we hope you’ll join us on an advent prayer journey. Like the wise men of Scripture who followed the star in search of the Christ-child, we’ll seek to personally encounter the King. The centuries-old practice of Advent invites us to embrace the waiting as we align our hearts to the true north of Christ’s coming. 

In these pages you’ll find a thought and a Scripture for each day. There’s space to jot down whatever God brings to mind as you talk with Him. There is also an assignment each day — a practical way to put your faith into practice. We trust that the Lord will meet us in transformative ways as we spend a few minutes each day reflecting and praying through these themes. We know Christmas is a special time for children, so at the beginning of each week we’ve added a fun advent devotion to do with the kids in your life. 

This year as we wait in expectation for the arrival of Christ, let our souls join the refrain of God’s people throughout the centuries proclaiming, “Come, Lord Jesus. Come.” 

Below are several ways you can get your copy of the journal

Text:

Receive The Gift of Life Prayer Journal via a daily text message.  The text  includes a daily scripture reading, devotional thought, an area to journal and an application. Subscribe to this program by texting the word ADVENT to 717.210.5729. (You can unsubscribe by texting STOP ADVENT). The first reading be on Saturday, December 1, 2018

Email:

Receive The Gift of Life Prayer Journal via e-mail.  The email includes a scripture reading, devotional thought and a daily application. Sign up below and you will get your first email on Saturday, December 1, 2018


Printed Journal:

Pick up The Gift of Life Advent Prayer Journal in one of the church lobbies (Baker, Narthex, Rotz Foyer) beginning on December 2, 2018. These printed journals includes a daily scripture reading, devotional thought, an area to journal and an application.