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 two are taken from Isaiah, Luke, and John. 

The readings may be done in one sitting, or divided into morning and evening.  Contemplate each reading in light of the coming Christmas season – as a means of preparation for the birth of Christ.

Sunday, December 4th – Second Sunday of Advent
Isaiah 5:1-7
Luke 7:28-35

Monday, December 5th
Isaiah 5:8-12, 18-23
Luke 21:20-28  

Tuesday, December 6th
Isaiah 5:13-17, 24-25
Luke 21:29-38

Wednesday, December 7th
Isaiah 6:1-13
John 7:53-8:11

Thursday, December 8th
Isaiah 7:1-9
Luke 22:1-13

Friday, December 9th
Isaiah 7:10-25
Luke 22:14-30

Saturday, December 10th
Isaiah 8:1-15
Luke 22:31-38