Advent resources for your home and congregation

These resources were created by Lynn Willis, Spiritual Director – LEAD. Each icon represents a daily intention for reflection and sharing.

FREE print-ready resources and daily intentions for worship & reflection

With readings from the Revised Common Lectionary (Year C), the resources include:

  • Weekly bulletins with liturgy and prayers
  • Weekly guided spiritual practices
  • Daily intentions available in the bulletin and also as a daily email sent directly to your inbox

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We pray that these resources are a blessing to you this Advent season.

*You do not need to be a LEAD Partner to receive the daily emails. Sign up for the EMAILS ONLY here.

What’s included?

Four contemplative prayer liturgies for use during Advent.  “Like” the LEAD Facebook page to receive and share the daily intentions.

Each of the print-ready 2-page liturgies, written by Lynn Willis, include:

– Invocation
– Confession
– Scripture Readings
– Prayer
– Time of Silence
– Daily Intention to be used throughout the week
– Blessing

These resources are designed for use by individuals, congregations or small groups during Advent. Each week’s liturgy is illustrated with the icons for week’s intentions.

How to Use

Congregations
  • As part of Sunday worship during Advent
  • For special mid-week Advent services
  • Parts of the liturgy can be incorporated into your Advent worship
Individuals
  • As personal devotions during Advent
  • Daily intentions for reflection with prompts for sharing your experience

Sample bulletin – Week 1 (also available in black and white)

Resources from previous years are also available:

Advent 2017

Advent 2016

Advent 2015

Following the Star

Advent Prayer

Testimonials for Advent and Summer Intentions:

We started this time of inner stillness at our mid-week service at St John in Moosup. We began with a soup & bread dinner and then a time of devotion and adult coloring. It was great. Come join us on Wednesday nights at 6:00 pm. All are welcome.

Catherine Nurmi St. John, Moosuop

We are using this in place of our usual midweek Bible Study during Advent. A time of stillness, prayer and silence.

Lara Martin

I really liked your summer 20 days intention and when I signed up and received it, it seemed a gentle way of moving into summer. Thank you for the gift of the intentions.

Summer IntentionsNew Orleans, LA

We are giving these out for personal and family devotions during Advent.

Carolyn Hellerich

Thank you for leading us. I personally loved the intentions, with the exception of the one focused insects that came on a day I was sick and the painters had the doors open so the house was swarming with… yep… insects! God’s humor!

Summer IntentionsHouston, TX

Last year, over 500 individuals and congregations from 10 different countries and more than 30 denominations signed up for LEAD’s Advent resources. Here are some of the creative ways they found to use the resources:

  • With confirmation students for devotion time
  • During a 3-hour silent retreat
  • In prison ministry settings
  • Small group bible study at a local restaurant
  • Conference clergy meeting
  • For an ecumenical bible study
  • At a local senior residence
  • Combined into a devotional booklet
  • Blessings sent out in weekly emails and posted on Facebook