In the rush of Christmas preparations and parties, it helps to spend time preparing our hearts, reminding ourselves why we celebrate this season. Some traditions include lighting of candles, an advent wreath, Scripture readings and special prayers.
Some advent prayers focus on others in need and bringing justice. Others reflect on Jesus the light of the world and how we are called to bring that light to those around us. Sometimes its just about slowing down and encountering Christ in the moment.
You can download a free devotional guide for the advent season from the Billy Graham organization by clicking HERE
Do you have an advent tradition? How do you connect with God in this busy season? What brings meaning and joy to you at this time of year?