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How to participate
- Step One: Watch this week’s Advent Devotion
- Step Two: Watch the suggested Christmas song
- Step Three: Consider one or more interactive devotional exercises
Week 3 Interactive Exercises
Share: Consider for yourself, or Invite each family member to share, one thing that you can put in God’s hands today and trust in Him God to handle.
Encourage: Write a note to someone who is experiencing fear and worry. Let them know you're praying that God will give them the courage they need, and the joy that comes from knowing they are not alone.
Evaluate: Make a “Christmas list” of the things that bring you joy and plan to incorporate one or more of those things into your time this season.
Express: Plan an intentional mealtime to share with extended family or with friends. Maybe make it a “Zoom Dinner,” with each person preparing their own meal but taking the time to eat together online. Use this time to take turns sharing what brings you joy this season.
Pray: The Prayer of Saint Francis:
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
Where there is injury, pardon.
Where there is discord, union.
Where there is doubt, faith.
Where there is despair, hope.
Where there is darkness, light.
Where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love;
For it is in giving that we receive,
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
-St. Francis of Assisi