The Advent Calendar is designed to be printed on one sheet front and back. Each day gives us three things to focus on:
Photo prompt: This is a single word which is a prompt for reflection and for taking a picture of something inspired by that word. Then come and join the fun
on social media! Use the hashtag #Godiswithus on your posts & to see what others are posting! I will be posting each day on the Monmouth Instagram account! (@monmmouthmethodistchurch)
Piece of music: I have chosen a piece of music for each day, trying for a variety of classic hymns/carols and newer music. If you would like to listen to the exact version I chose, you can check out the Spotify playlist linked on the calendar. (Spotify is free but does require an account.) If you don’t want to or can’t use Spotify, no worries! Just listen to your favourite version of the song listed (I left titles of carols/hymns generic) or Google for the song if it is a new or unfamiliar one.
Prayer: I have written a one-line prayer for each day.
The “word of the day” is a prompt for reflection and for taking a picture of something inspired by that word. Then come and join the fun
on social media! Use hashtags #monmouthmethodistchurch and #Godiswithus on your posts & to see what others are posting!
Facebook: Monmouth Methodist Church – Instagram images
Spotify Playlist – (Follow the Advent Calendar suggestions)
Printable Version of Rev Bethany Willers Advent Liturgy
(Even more music suggestions!)
29: Listen: “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” Pray: Mould me, O God, for I am the clay and you are the potter the name of the Lord our God, forever and ever.
1: Listen: “Advent Hymn” (Christy Nockels) Pray: Let us arise, awake, and feel the presence of God with us.
2: Listen: “ Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus” Pray: Lord, we wait for you to come again, our Prince of Peace.
3: Listen: “ The Holly and the Ivy” Pray: O God, may we experience your steadfast love, every day of our lives.
4: Listen: “ Go Tell It on the Mountain” Pray: Help me to be an instrument of your works, to build your kingdom, O God.
5: Listen: “ Make Room” (Casting Crowns) Pray: God of all creation, create in me a new heart and a new spirit, focused on you.
6: Listen: “ Let There Be Peace on Earth” (Vince Gill) Pray: In the wilderness of my heart, help me to make a straight path, to you, in Christ.
7: Listen: “ O Little Town of Bethlehem” Pray: O Lord, you are my light and my salvation, help me to let go of any fear.
8: Listen: “ It Came Upon a Midnight Clear” Pray: Thank you, God, for the gift of your Holy Spirit, may it fall upon me, as you see fit.
9: Listen: “ Angels We Have Heard on High” Pray: When your angels appear, O God, may we have eyes to see and ears to hear.
10: Listen: “I Wait” (All Sons & Daughters) Pray: I want to know Christ, help me to let go of anything that distracts me from Jesus.
11: Listen: “ Heaven Everywhere” (Francesca Battistelli) Pray: May my goals be not my own, O God, but yours, that I might serve you in all I do.
12: Listen: “ Gift of Love (Angel Chorus)” ( Melanie Penn) Pray: Loving and gracious God, help me to do your will, and not my own.
13: Listen: “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” Pray: I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my whole being shall exult in my God! ( Isaiah 61:10)
14: Listen: “ The First Noel” Pray: May I find my strength in the Lord Jesus Christ, and be empowered in him.
15: Listen: “Silent Night” Pray: God of prophets and kings, may your Spirit rest on me, that I might live for you.
16: Listen: “ Away in a Manger” Pray: O God, help me to trust in you, and to abide in you forever.
17: Listen: “ In the Bleak Midwinter” Pray: As Jesus is a reflection of your glory, might I too, be a reflection of you.
18: Listen: “D o You Hear What I Hear?” Pray: With joy, we dance before the Lord, we come into your courts with praise!
19: Listen: “Mary’s Boy Child” (Harry Belafonte) Pray: I will sing of your love, forever, O God, thank you for your mercy and grace.
20: Listen: “Mary Did You Know?” Pray: Like Mary, might I pray, Lord, let it be with me according to your word. ( Luke 1:38)
21: Listen: “Breath of Heaven” (Amy Grant) Pray: May my soul magnify the Lord, my spirit rejoices in God my saviour. ( Luke 1:46-47)
22: Listen: “Tua Bethlem Dref” Pray: Lord let me be not proud, help me to be humble before you in word and deed.
23: Listen: “ O Come All ye Faithful” Pray: O God, save me according to your mercy, through the grace of Jesus Christ.
24: Listen: “O Holy Night” Pray: On this holiest of nights, we give thanks for the baby, born and laid in a manger.
25: Listen: “Joy to the World” Pray: On this most joyous of days, we give thanks for the life of Christ our King!