A Journey Through Advent 2020

St Peter’s Church Guide Through Advent 2020

Morning & Evening Prayer

Morning & Evening Prayer will be live streamed each day using the Daily Prayer App
9.00am Morning Prayer
5.00pm Evening Prayer

Weekly Reflections

There will be weekly reflections available from the Church of England for you to use alongside the Advent booklet and prayers.

From Christmas Day and for the 12 days of Christmas there are reflections and readings available in a booklet from church (or Fleur if we are not able to meet at church for collection).

These are also available as a daily email from https://www.churchofengland.org/comfortandjoy, or via an app at the Apple or Google play store

Advent Course

The Voice of the Prophet

A course based on the book of Isaiah

The Advent course will be run online this year via zoom at 1.30pm and 7.00pm and each session will last about an hour. If you would like to join us please email stpeterschurch829@btinternet.com to receive the link required.

Thursday 26th November
The Word of the Lord

Thursday 3rd December
Worship & Justice

Thursday 10th December
The Promise of a New Leader

Thursday 17th December
Proclaiming Good News / The Word made Flesh

Thursday 7th January
For all the World

PRAYER FOR EVERY DAY

As you pray each day, you may wish to light a candle, find space and peace and pray for each intention below

November

29 Advent Sunday
Pray for all who visit our church, our mission and outreach

30 St Andrew’s Day
Pray for those churches dedicated to his name & for the people of Scotland

Deceember

1st
Pray for light to come into dark situations

2nd
Pray for the changes that will be made today for our way of life

3rd
Pray for Darwen Food larder – those who donate and those who use it

4th
Pray for Lord Street Children Centre – the workers and visitors

5th
Pray for those who shelter locally and around the world

6th – Advent 2
Pray for those with a prophetic voice in todays society

7th
Pray for those with musical and creative gifts and who use them

8th
Pray with thanksgiving for the gifts and talents we have the ability to use them

9th
Pray for those who fell lonely and isolated and those groups unable to meet together

10th
Pray for our uniformed organisations, young people and leaders

11th
Pray for our relationships with our brothers and sisters in other churches

12th
Pray for the preparations we are making in a very different society

13th – Advent 3
Pray for the work of the Children’s Society

14th
Pray for courage, strength and wisdom in our lives of faith and prayer

15th
Pray for our town centre, shops, businesses and market and the challenges they face

16th
ray for all people of faith

17th
Pray for our local schools, pupils, governors, teachers, support staff and parents

18th
Pray for peace and unity in the Holy Land

19th
Pray for all in authority that they use their power wisely and with justice

20th – Advent 4
Pray for the nations and leaders of the world

21st – St Thomas
Pray for those who doubt, who find faith difficult and have questions

22nd
Pray for all who are imprisoned in any way

23rd
Pray for those for whom Christmas is a difficult and lonely time

24th – Christmas Eve4
Pray for those in essential services for whom Christmas is not a holiday

25th – Christmas Day
Pray with thanksgiving for the birth of Jesus Christ

ADVENT PRAYER

In this Advent of expectation draw us together in unity, that our praise and worship might echo in these walls and also through our lives.
In this Advent of expectation draw us together in mission, that the hope within might be the song we sing, and the melody of our lives.
In this Advent of expectation draw us together in service, that the path we follow might lead us from a stable to a glimpse of eternity.

COLLECT FOR ADVENT SUNDAY

Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness and to put on the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life, in which your Son Jesus Christ came to us in great humility; that on the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge the living and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.