The Advent season is a season of preparation – of prayer, contemplation, fasting, and spiritual renewal. It is a time in which the people of God, by God’s grace, make straight His paths in their hearts. Rather than simply being an extension of the Christmas celebration, Advent prepares us to more truly and fully celebrate Christ’s birth.
To help us observe Advent, here is a collection of Scripture readings for each day of the season, drawn from the Book of Common Prayer. The readings for week four are taken from Psalms, Isaiah, Luke, and John.
The readings may be done in one sitting, or divided into morning, noon, and evening. Contemplate each reading in light of the coming Christmas season – as a means of preparation for the birth of Christ.
Sunday, December 18th – Fourth Sunday of Advent
Monday, December 19th
Tuesday, December 20th
Wednesday, December 21th
Thursday, December 22th
Friday, December 23th
Saturday, December 24th