Advent Reflections from Discipleship and Learning Ministries Network

Home » News » Advent Reflections from DLMN

This is the first of the Advent Prayer Resources collated to support and encourage us across the region in this special season from the beginning of Advent to Epiphany.

Each week from the beginning of Advent until Epiphany there will be a weekly sheet suggesting a very short reading for each day along with some prayers or reflections to encourage us through these weeks. Each week there will also be one verse of the newly written Advent hymn (to be sung to the tune of As with Gladness men of old), this could be used for the lighting of the Advent Ring if wished.

Advent hymn
Tune: As with gladness men of old.
Verse 1
Advent is a time of praise,
Waiting through these winter days
For the hope which Christmas brings
Of new life, new beginnings.
Advent praise to you we sing,
May we know the hope you bring.

Verse 2
Advent is a time of praise,
Searching through these winter days
For the peace which can be known,
When we trust in you alone.
Advent praise to you we sing,
May we know the peace you bring.

Verse 3
Advent is a time of praise
Longing through these winter days
For the joy of Jesus' birth
God of all, with us on earth
Advent praise to you we sing
May we know the joy you bring.

Verse 4
Christmas is a time of praise
So to you our songs we raise
What Good news we have to tell
Born with us, Immanuel
Christmas praise to you we sing
May we know your Son as King.

Gill Welsh, Superintendent, Lindisfarne Circuit.

Some of the thoughts and prayers in this series were written at 3Generate, the Methodist Youth Assembly which was entitled "Wonderfully Prophetic". Our young people inspire and challenge us as Advent begins.

Are you too prepared to be Wonderfully Prophetic? Are you ready to participate? Will you take a risk?
Come, the journey begins, don't be left behind.

You may also be interested in

FamilyFunTimeJuly2018
Great Ayton Methodist: Wed 11 Jul 9:00am

Family Fun Time21st July 201810am-12noonIt is a fun time for family. Come along and have a great morning together! What better way could there be to start the school holidays?Soft play time for families. Find out more http://www.stokesleymethodistcircuit.org.uk/news/fun-time-for-chi...

Celebration_of_Youth
Stokesley Methodist: Mon 09 Jul 8:00am

Rotary Club of Stokesley presentCelebration of Youthon Saturday 14 JulyExhibitions and Performances 11am-4pm across StokesleyFeaturing singing, dancing, gymnastics, art, photography exhibitions and moreYouth Concert at Stokesley Methodist Church at 7pmTickets £5 available from Brown's NewsagentsStokesley Methodist Church will be open to the public throughout the day so that...

coffeemorning
Great Ayton Methodist: Sat 07 Jul

You are invited to a charity Coffee morning on Thurs 19 July at The Manse, 30 Guisborough Road, Great Ayton. Coffee will be served from 10 'til 11.30am. All donations will be going to our church charities for 2018, Dementia and Parkinson's Care. All...