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Advent Prayer 2023

Ways to pray through Advent and Christmas individually, as a family, and with your community.

Advent devotionals

Pray through Advent with Lectio 365, our daily devotional app

This year’s Advent theme is ‘Light the Night’, pointing to fresh hope and reassurance during a very dark time in our world. How can we practically and prayerfully be light bearers in this season?

Lectio 365 on iOS

Lectio 365 on Android


GB Advent Prayer Activities

Six new prayer stations to help you pray creatively

24-7 Prayer Great Britain has created an Advent Prayer Activity Pack to help you and your community pray in creative and focused ways. You can access the prayer pack, along with 24-7 Prayer GB’s ‘Candles of Hope’ challenge and other Advent resources from the Great Britain team, on their website:

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Help young people to pray in Advent

Prayer activities for Advent from Prayer Spaces in Schools

These free prayer activities were designed for a Christmas-themed prayer space in a school, but they also work as Advent kids’ group activities in church or Christmas crafts to do as a family.

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Advent prayer room resources

Creative prayer activities for Advent

The weeks before Christmas can be hectic, but they also present a real opportunity for reflection, celebration, and generosity as the family of God.

This guide has five creative prayer stations to help you and your community focus on who Jesus is, who we are in Him and how we can share His love to those around us this season.

You can use these ideas in a prayer room, a small group setting, or for interactive prayer in as part of a church service.

Advent Prayer Stations PDF

Advent Prayer Stations PDF in German

Advent Prayer Stations PDF in Arabic

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Advent prayers for the whole family

Family prayers for Advent from Lectio for Families

Lectio for Families is a free app for families to do together. It features daily Bible readings, a weekly memory verse, engaging questions to pause and talk about, and prompts for reflection and prayer.

From the 4th of December, Lectio for Families will host a ‘Light the Night’ series focusing on the stories of Christmas and helping you and your kids to pray through Advent together.

Lectio for Families on iOS

Lectio for Families on Android

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