The Down and Dromore Diocesan Committee of the Church’s Ministry of Healing (CMH) has reissued its Advent Devotional Resource for personal use and as an aid to worship leaders.
Using themes generally associated with the Sundays in Advent, each week an acrostic is offered to help in the teaching of that theme. There is a short meditation each Sunday and the Bible References for each Sunday in Advent are also listed, along with intercessions that can be used throughout the week.
This devotional has been further developed to include a verse and suggested prayers (from the BCP) for each day during Advent, along with some verses midweek from an Advent hymn, and a final thought for the week.
As this resource has been designed for use in any year, a separate reflection thought has been included at the end of the resource specifically for Christmas.
The Revd Canon Gillian Withers, Chair of the Diocesan CMH Committee, said: ‘It is our hope that this resource will be a blessing to those who use it for their personal devotions during the season of Advent and to those preparing to lead worship Sunday by Sunday. I am happy to commend it for use.’