Let Every Heart Prepare Him Room. Prayer and Devotional Resources for Advent

The season of Advent is upon us. I love the Christmas season and this weekend gleefully set up our tree (although this years tree is persnickety and has toppled twice already). I unearthed my massive host of snowmen and have found them all homes throughout the house. At our Community House meeting last night we planned our in house Christmas party where we are going to eat turkey, play Balderdash, and exchange homemade gifts and prayers of blessing.

There are things about the season, however, that I find jarring. The madness of Black Friday, for example. It can be difficult to hear the whispers of heaven above the cacophony of Jingle Bell Rock jangling through the speakers in the malls and other shrines of consumeristic adoration.

How do we prepare our hearts for the coming of the King?

There are some lovely Advent resources out there that help our hearts prepare Him room.

24-7 Prayer is re-releasing it’s wildly popular Advent Podcasts, little 5 minute videos you can watch and pray along with each day. Here is the first one, released yesterday.

http://www.24-7prayer.com/blog/2147

There are links on that page where you can subscribe to the daily podcasts.

Christine Sine, author of Return to Our Senses – Reimagining How We Pray Has created this lovely Advent video as well

http://godspace-msa.com/2013/11/26/come-home-to-god-an-advent-meditation-video-for-2013/

I would love to throw it open for a bit of discussion. What other advent resources are you aware of?

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3 thoughts on “Let Every Heart Prepare Him Room. Prayer and Devotional Resources for Advent

  1. Thanks for the suggestions! I don’t have any to add, but will be making use of the ones listed. I’ve decided to set aside December as a time of encounter. My shopping is all done. And I’m carving out time to sit quietly reflecting on the wonder of this season.

  2. Thanks Jill! I’ve been on the hunt for some kind of advent devotional and haven’t found anything good yet. I’ll be checking out these podcasts for sure. 🙂

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