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Jesse Tree - Day 6

Dec
05

Day 6 – Joseph the Dreamer

Bible Ref: Genesis 37, Ornament: Dreamcoat

Jacob had 12 sons but of all his sons, Joseph was his favourite.

One day, Jacob gave Joseph a splendid new robe.  It was beautiful and rich with all the colours of the rainbow, but it made Joseph’s brothers jealous – they wanted rich rainbow robes too!

Then to make matters worse, Joseph kept on having these special dreams: “I dreamed I was the greatest!  I was King!” Joseph told his brothers. “And you all bowed down to me!”

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Advent prayer - Monday 5th December

Dec
05

Prayer idea for today:

Pray for your neighbourhood. 

 

Prayer starter:

Forgive me, Lord, for...

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Jesse Tree - Day 5

Dec
05

Day 5 – Jacob and Heaven’s Ladder

Bible Ref: Genesis 28, Ornament: Ladder

Jacob was the son of Isaac, and the Grandson of Abraham.  Jacob had a twin brother named Esau.  Now twin brothers or not, Jacob and Esau had a very big falling out.  Esau was very angry with Jacob and wanted to hurt him.  Their mother, Rebekah, suggested to Jacob that he left town for a while until Esau calmed down!

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Jesse Tree - Day 4

Dec
04

Day 4 Abraham – Son of laughter

Bible Ref: Genesis 12 – 15, Ornament: Stars

Years passed and things didn’t get any better: people were still just as cruel and mean to one another.  They still got sick and died.  God’s world was still full of tears.  It was never meant to be like this.

But God was getting ready to do something about it.  He was going to make all the wrong things right, and he was going to do it through....a family.  “Abraham,” God said.  “How many stars are there?” (God was about to tell his friend a wonderful secret.)

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Advent prayer - Sunday 4th December

Dec
04

Prayer idea for today:

Buy a local newspaper, or view online. As you look through it, be conscious of God prompting you to pray for particular people and situations. 

 

Prayer starter:

Lord, help me celebrate...

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Advent prayer - Saturday 3 December

Dec
04

Prayer idea for today:

Take a psalm of praise and say it to God one verse/sentence at a time, following each verse with a paraphrase in your own words. Try Psalm 145, 146, 147 or 148.

 

Prayer starter:

Father, help me see...

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Jesse Tree - Day 3

Dec
03

Day 3 - Noah and A New Beginning

Bible Ref: Genesis 6, Ornament: Rainbow

Time passed and many people filled the Earth.  Everyone everywhere had forgotten about God and were only doing bad things all the time.

God’s heart was filled with pain when he saw what had happened to the world he loved.  Everywhere was disease and death and destruction – all the things God hates most.

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Advent prayer - Friday 2nd December

Dec
02

Prayer idea for today:

Pray the Jesus prayer over and over again:

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God, have mercy on me, a sinner.

Pray it silently, pray it out loud, pray it until it becomes as natural as breathing.

 

Prayer starter:

Lord, I am so grateful...

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Jesse Tree - Day 2

Dec
01

Day 2 - The Terrible Lie

Bible Ref: Genesis 2 & 3, Ornament: Apple

Adam and Eve lived happily together in their beautiful new home.  And everything was perfect – for a while. 

Until the day when everything went wrong.

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Introduction to Advent Prayer & Day 1

Dec
01

Advent Sunday has just passed but Advent gathers momentum once the chocolate calendars come out. Advent really is one of the most chaotic times of the year for many, when the focus in the western world, pretty much from October onwards, is on being ready for Christmas Day. Buying the (right) presents, cleaning and decorating the house, writing and posting cards, the supermarket mayhem and the travel to or arrival of family. Not forgetting the parties, and the inevitable germy nasties that also do their worst at this time of year.

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