I think I’ve just found my Advent devotional. For whatever reason, among the dozen+ excellent Advent resources I’ve been browsing in the past week or two, none have quite seemed what I’m needing or wanting this Advent. That’s just changed.
Faith Alive, in partnership with the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship is offering a free PDF version (79 pages) of the Advent chapter of their year-long devotional and prayer book Seeking God’s Face by Philip Reinders. Each entry features seven elements, including
- an opening prayer
- a psalm and Scripture reading
- suggestions for personal prayer
- a prayer based on a classic creed or confession
- a closing blessing
I’m very excited to find this and it looks HIGHLY worth downloading and recommending. The selections I skimmed through were excellent. I like the fact that there’s not a reflection about what the passage means, but that the focus is on helping us reflect on and respond to the reading ourselves in prayer.