Advent is our time before Christmas to pray and prepare our hearts for the coming of Christ. We must take the time to be really ready to receive him. He wants to be born in us. So we need to open our hearts, and focus our minds to be welcoming. So during Advent be receptive…. especially the last days before Christmas.

Our days can pass so quickly in this season, with many things to do to prepare for the Christmas in our homes. A day can pass and before you know it, evening can come and you have yet to pray and invite preparation into our heart. It’s often the difference between urgent and important. So make time to talk to God.

1 Peter1:22-23

Now that you have purified your souls by your obedience to the truth,  so that you have genuine mutual love, love one another deeply from your heart. You have been born anew, not of perishable but of imperishable seed, through the living and enduring world of God.


Lord lead me. Lead me out of my sin into your saving love. Lead me out of my darkest corners into the light of your grace. Lead me out of the shadow of death….. into your promise of eternal life.

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….and now I illuminate the candles of peace, hope and joy…