Advent is a time of anticipation, of preparing for the coming of a Savior. It’s a time to set our hearts and minds on what’s ahead and to ask God for his blessings. One way to do this is through first Sunday of advent prayer, specifically the first Sunday of Advent. This year, we want to encourage you to get involved in Advent prayer by joining us on our social media platforms.
We’ll be using these channels as a space to share devotions and encouragement as we journey into this special season together. So mark your calendars, join us online each first Sunday of Advent, and let us help you prepare for the coming of Jesus Christ!
What is the first Sunday of Advent?
The first Sunday of Advent is the day before Christmas. It is time to prepare for Christmas.
The first Sunday of Advent is a day of reflection and prayer. Christians around the world spend time preparing for the coming of Christ, by fasting and praying.
Why Pray on the First Sunday of Advent?
Prayer is one of the most powerful tools we have in our arsenal as Christians. It can help us connect with God and strengthen our relationship with Him. Prayer has been shown to be an effective way to cope with stress, anxiety, and other problems. It can also encourage feelings of peace and tranquility.
The first Sunday of Advent is a special time to pray for the world. We ask that God would bless us all during this difficult time and would bring people together in love and harmony. We also ask for forgiveness for our sins and for guidance as we move through the rest of the year. Thank you for being with us during this holy season!
What to Pray for on the First Sunday of Advent
On the first Sunday of Advent, we pray for guidance and blessings during this special season. We also ask for forgiveness for any wrongs we may have done in the past and for help during the coming year.
We can also pray for peace in our homes and communities, financial security, health and well-being, a safe journey, and protection from harm.
Why Pray on the First Sunday of Advent?
Prayer on the first Sunday of Advent is not only a way to begin the holiday season, but it can be a time for reflection and growth. Advent is a time when we pause and take stock of where we are in life, and how God is working in our lives. This can be a time to ask for forgiveness, reconcile with friends and family, and come into closer relationship with God.
Advent is also a time of preparation. It can be a time to make resolutions or plan goals for the upcoming year. And it’s always a good time to pray for guidance and help in making decisions. Prayer on the first Sunday of Advent can help us connect with God as we begin this special season, and help us get ready for all that comes next!
How to Prepare for Advent
Advent is the time leading up to Christmas, and it’s a time to prepare for the coming of God. Here are some tips on how to get ready:
Set a timer for 15 minutes and spend that time reading scripture or praying aloud.
Decorate your home with greenery and lights, and prepare a festive meal.
Create Advent wish lists for friends and family, and make a set of decorations to hang on the tree.
Pray Points on The First Sunday of Advent
1) God, please let this be the beginning of a new season of peace and happiness in my life.
2) Help me to be more grateful for the blessings in my life and to give thanks for all that you have done for me.
3) Please help me to forgive those who have hurt me in the past, and help me to keep myself safe from harm.
4) Thank you for all the love and support that you have given me throughout my life.
5) Help me to live each day with purpose and intention, and bring joy into everyone’s lives that I come in contact with.
6) Guide me as I make decisions about what is best for myself and for those around me, and please provide guidance through difficult times.
7) Thank you for your faithfulness over the years – please continue to uphold your promises to me.
8) Please help me to find my place in this world, and fill it with meaning and purpose.
9) As I prepare to celebrate Christmas next week, please allow your light to shine down on everyone who is participating in this special holiday.
10) Finally, thank you for always being there for me – no matter how dark things may seem at any given moment.
The 4 Practices of Advent Prayer
Our first practice during Advent prayer is to remember God’s love for us. We often think of Christmas as a time when we receive gifts from our family and friends, but Advent is all about remembering how much God loves us. During Advent, we pause every day to think about what God has done for us in the past year and to ask for his help in the year ahead.
The second practice of Advent prayer is to confession. During Advent, we confess our sins to God and ask for his forgiveness. This allows us to have a fresh start in the new year and to be more grateful for what God has given us so far.
The third practice of Advent prayer is repentance.repentance means change in behavior. It’s important that during Advent we change our ways if we want to be forgiven by God. We should repent of any bad things we’ve done in the past and pray that God will forgive us this year as well.
The fourth practice of Advent prayer is thanksgiving. During Advent, we should always be thanking God for all he has done for us throughout the year. We should also make a list of all the good things that have happened during this time period and pray that these events will continue into the new year.
First Sunday of Advent Dear Lord, We come to You now on our first Sunday of Advent and ask for Your help in facing the challenges that lie ahead. We know that we can’t do this on our own and that You are the only One who can truly help us. Please come into our lives now and guide us as we journey through these next few weeks. Amen