Best of Advent at Lent & Beyond – An Index of our Advent Favorites from the past 10 years

November 17, 2014

Advent-5-CandlesArt Credit: Daughters of God blog

Back in 2008 we initiated something called our Advent favorites series.  It started with re-posting some of our best and most popular Advent posts from the years 2004 – 2006 which we had rescued from our old blog site.  It now also includes a few newer entries posted in the last few years.

We’ve grouped these favorites into two categories:  Devotional (prayers, quotes, meditations); and Resources.

Anyway, without further ado, here are about 40 of the best Advent entries we posted in the first 10 years of Lent & Beyond.  (Out of 300+ total Advent entries!)

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Apologies for a number of incorrect links when I first posted this.  They should all be correct now

Advent Favorites – Devotionals

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Favorite L&B Original Devotionals:

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Advent Favorites – Resources

Finally, there is our comprehensive listing of Advent resources posted in 2008:  Advent Links: the Lent & Beyond Advent Resources Compilation.  (It needs SERIOUS updating to weed out dead links and add new links, [something we very much hope we can do this year!] but there are still a lot of great resources there, and it’s worth browsing…)

 


Israel

November 17, 2014

Psalm 115:9-15 (NLT)

O Israel, trust the Lord!
He is your helper and your shield. . . .
He will bless those who fear the Lord,
both great and lowly.
May the Lord richly bless
both you and your children.
May you be blessed by the Lord,
who made heaven and earth.

John 1:1-4 (NLT)

In the beginning the Word already existed.
The Word was with God,
and the Word was God.
He existed in the beginning with God.
God created everything through him,
and nothing was created except through him.
The Word gave life to everything that was created,
and his life brought light to everyone.

O Father,
May the light of Christ shine in Israel. Amen.


Ebola crisis prayer–The Lord who is present

November 17, 2014

Psalm 113:1-4
Praise the Lord!
Yes, give praise, O servants of the Lord.
Praise the name of the Lord!
Blessed be the name of the Lord
now and forever.
Everywhere—from east to west—
praise the name of the Lord.
For the Lord is high above the nations;
his glory is higher than the heavens.

We praise You, Lord God, for who can be compared with You, enthroned on high?  You stoop to look down on heaven and on earth.  You lift the poor from the dust and the needy from the garbage dump.

We humbly beseech You to send our praises over Sierra Leone, Mali, Liberia, and Guinea.  You are enthroned on the praises of Your people.  We implore You to be present to these nations whose need is so dire.   Your name is Jehovah-Shammah, the Lord who is present.  Do not leave or forsake them.  Amen.

Psalm 113, 22:3


Updated Advent 2013 Index

November 17, 2014

In 2013 we posted more than 50 Advent-themed entries here at Lent & Beyond:  Advent Prayers, Advent QuotesAdvent Devotionals (original devotionals and those from other writers), and lots of Advent Resources…

You can find our Advent 2013 index here(It’s newly updated to include the last batch of Advent entries from 2013 which never got included last year.)

A couple entries of note from 2013:

  • Our original Advent 2013 devotional series “Advent Vespers” (much too short, unfortunately… wish we could have done more entries.  Maybe this year!)

To find some of our other best entries from 2013 and years past, don’t miss this post: Most popular Advent posts at Lent and Beyond


Advent 2014 – An Index of all our Posts

November 17, 2014

Here is a listing of all our Advent 2014 blog entries.  Entries are organized in chronological order (most recent first) in each category.  There is some duplication among categories.

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KEY POSTS:

Advent 2014 at Lent & Beyond (a brief “menu” of links to navigate among all our various Advent subcategories)

Best of Advent at Lent & Beyond – An Index of our Advent Favorites from the past 10 years

Links to Favorite Advent Devotional Sites for 2014

Advent 2014 – An Index of all our Posts

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Advent Devotionals:

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Advent Family & Children:

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Advent Music:

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Advent Poems:

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Advent Prayers:

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Advent Quotes:

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Advent Resources:

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If you’d like to browse. through our Advent posts… you can find all our Advent 2014 entries here.

Here’s our Advent 2013 INDEX , or use this link to browse all Advent 2013 entries

Here’s our popular post from 2013 with Anglican Advent Resources. (We’ll be updating that soon for 2014)


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