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Christmas Eve Devotions for Families with Small Children

CHRISTMAS EVE:Advent

 Opening Prayer: (Pray – Peat/Repeat Style)

Gracious God, the birth of Jesus is finally here. He is our light and our hope. Let your light shine in us for the whole world to see. 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, you came into the world to teach us and to help us. We celebrate Jesus’ birth just like the Angels and Shepherds did so long ago. We give you praise and glory. In Jesus name we pray, Amen.

Bless:  Child of God, Christ is with us, go proclaim his birth!

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From Advent Devotions for Families with Small Children 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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