During Advent, I invite you to join in a daily reflection on the words of the collect (from the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer) for each Sunday in Advent. Every day, I’ll provide a short, daily meditation from a phrase in the prayer. Each Sunday, you’ll be able to download a page containing 7 pictures and verses to focus on. You can use the strips to make an Advent chain, or cut out the images to make an Advent collage. I’m going to add the daily pics to die cut Christmas tree shapes and create an Advent calendar.
This prayer (above) for the First Sunday in Advent calls us to a form of repentance. It calls us to turn around and look toward the coming Light.
We light one candle on the Advent wreath this Sunday. Each week as we light more and more candles, there will be more light until the Christ Child is born to bring the True Light into the world. (John 1).
You can download week one for your chain or your collage or calendar. Then check back every day for meditations to go with the chain (or collage) you create.