Listen in the Silence: LEAD’s 2017 Advent Resources

God of hope, we are going to listen for you as we start this new church year. Help us to quiet all the other sounds and commotion around us and listen only for you as we wait in hope for the day when we will celebrate your incarnation.

Welcome to LEAD’s Advent Resources – Listen in the Silence!

Each year during Advent and Lent, LEAD provides FREE print-ready contemplative prayer liturgies and accompanying coloring pages that can be used by congregations, small groups, or individuals for worship or personal reflection.  Become a LEAD Partner (it’s free – no strings attached!) to receive access to all the Advent resources.

This year’s focus is on quieting the noise around us in order to listen in the silence for God’s voice.

Each week’s bulletin includes:

  • Original art in both color and black & white
  • Invocation
  • Confession
  • Readings from the Psalm and Second reading of the Revised Common Lectionary
  • Prayer
  • Time of Silence (with prompts for reflection through the creation of short poems or coloring)
  • Blessing

Designed for all ages, the resources and spiritual practices have been used in a wide variety of settings in more than 14 different countries and are particularly meaningful for intergenerational groups.

Everything provided is FREE and may be used exactly as presented or customized for your own context.