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Week #4 Advent Devotions for Families with Small Children

Four CandlesFOURTH SUNDAY IN ADVENT:

 

Opening Prayer: (Pray – Peat/Repeat Style)
Gracious God, the celebration of your birth is almost here and we are excited! We know that we are blessed.  Help us to be kind and to serve others this season. In Jesus name we pray, Amen.

Listen to a story about the Prophet Micah:

Read: A Ruler from Bethlehem – Pg. 195 from the Spark Story Bible. (Or similar story from your favorite Story Bible)

Candle Lighting:

Speak these words while lighting the first, second, & third candles:
O God, rejoicing, as we light these candles, we praise your name.  We remember the people who fulfilled your word; who were your servants. Help us to be kind to those in need.  In Jesus name we pray, Amen.

 Share:

What’s something that happened today that made you happy?  What’s something that happened today that made you sad?

Read:

Jesus is Born – Pg. 212 from the Spark Story Bible (Or similar story from your favorite Story Bible)

Talk:

  • How do you think the shepherds felt when they saw the angel?
  • How would you feel if an angel appeared to you?
  • How do you think the shepherds felt when they saw baby Jesus?
  • How do you think the shepherds felt when they went back to the fields?
  • How can we praise Jesus’ birth like the shepherds?

Pray:  (Pray – Peat/Repeat Style)

Heavenly Father, we praise you and thank you for the gift of Jesus. Help us share the gifts you give to us, with others.  In Jesus name we pray, Amen.

Bless:  Child of God, holy servant, go out and show the world that his coming is upon us.

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From Advent Devotions for Families with School Age Children & Youth by Ariel Williams

Copyright 2012 All Rights Reserved

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Author:

I spent most of my life living in the great Pacific Northwest (Oregon). I went to college in South Carolina. I have also lived in Arkansas, North Carolina, kind of Virginia, Texas, & currently Pennsylvania. I’m a single-mom of two amazing children (aka – “The Things”) who keep life very interesting! I’m a pastor-in-training. The snark is fiercely strong with me! #Javaluia #VivaMoreCoffee

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