The Lighting of an Advent Wreath (Home / Devotional Liturgy)

This is intended to be a short devotional liturgy which may be used at home, in a Sunday School or Christian school, or in any small gathering.  All gather around the Advent wreath. Our help is in the name of the Lord, The Maker of heaven and earth. (Psalm 124:8) Reading and Prayer: First Week “Readiness” … Continue reading The Lighting of an Advent Wreath (Home / Devotional Liturgy)

Featured Prayers: Advent

Scroll through all our Advent prayers at this link: Highlighted prayers: Rites for the Lighting of an Advent Wreath The “O Antiphons” “O Wisdom,” December 17 “O Adonai,” December 18 “O Root of Jesse,” December 19 “O Key of David,” December 20 “O Morning Star,” December 21 “O King of Nations,” December 22 “O Emmanuel,” December 23 … Continue reading Featured Prayers: Advent

Stir Up Our Hearts

Stir up our hearts, O Lord, to prepare the way for your only Son. By his advent we may be enabled to serve you with purified minds through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Source: Gelasian Sacramentary  Source of this version: Modified from Ancient Collects, and Other Prayers, ed. William Bright, 1902, p. 16 #2  

Featured Prayers: Sundays after Trinity / Pentecost

[A work in progress…] Collects of the Day The following prayers / collects were originally composed or chosen to go with the historic lectionary, a series of lessons that developed in the early church. It was a one-year series, that is, the same lessons would be read on the same Sundays, each year. For the … Continue reading Featured Prayers: Sundays after Trinity / Pentecost