This year my youth group will be making their own advent calendars….. with a difference: Advent Prayer Calendars.
In each box, they will write a brief prayer intention – a person, a place, a situation, a group of people… whatever they choose.
The idea is that they take the Advent Prayer Calendar home, put it next to their chocolate advent calendar (if they have one – and most of them do) and pray while they eat their chocolate each day.
We will also be producing a joint Advent Prayer Calendar, combining ideas from everyone’s individual calendars, to share with our whole church… and beyond.
The template for this year’s Advent Prayer Calendar is available to download here: advent-prayer-calendar-2016
UPDATE: Here is the calendar created by members of Engage (aged 10-13) to be used by the congregation of All Saints, High Wycombe….. and anyone else who wants to join in!
If you are praying along, please let us know how you get on. We hope this resource will be a blessing to you this Advent.
You can also download our Advent Prayer Calendar as a PDF here: advent-prayer-calendar-joint-2016
We will be posting daily on Facebook and Twitter using #EncounterAdvent.
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6 years later and tomorrow will be Sunday 27th November once more – thank you for this template which I will be able to use in my Family service tomorrow!