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Daily Advent Readings

Journey Toward Bethlehem

Daily Readings for Advent, the Season of Expectation


Passages link to online readings.

FIRST WEEK OF ADVENT
Pray Daily:  The night has passed, and the day lies open before us; let us pray with one heart and mind. As we rejoice in the gift of this new day, so may the light of your presence, O God, set our hearts on fire with love for you.

Sunday:   Galatians 4: 4-7
Monday:   Isaiah 7: 14, 9: 1-14
Tuesday:   Luke 1: 5-17
Wednesday:   Luke 1: 18-25
Thursday:   Luke 1: 57-66
Friday:   Luke 1: 67-79
Saturday:   Philippians 2: 5-11

SECOND WEEK OF ADVENT
Pray Daily:  Blessed are you, Sovereign God, Ruler and Judge of all, to you be praise and glory forever. In the darkness that is passing away may the light of your presence which the saints enjoy surround our steps as we journey on.

Sunday:     Hebrews 1: 1-4
Monday:   Luke 1: 26-38
Tuesday:   Luke 1: 39-45
Wednesday:    Luke 1: 46-56
Thursday:     John 1: 1-5
Friday:     John 1: 6-13
Saturday:     John 1: 14-18

THIRD WEEK OF ADVENT
Pray Daily:  And now we give you thanks because a new light has dawned upon the world; you have become one with us that we might become one with you.  

Sunday:   Colossians 1: 15-20
Monday:   Matthew 1: 18-25
Tuesday:   Matthew 2: 1-12
Wednesday:    Matthew 2: 13-23
Thursday:   Luke 2: 1-7
Friday:   Luke 2: 8-14
Saturday:   Luke 2: 15-20

FOURTH WEEK OF ADVENT
Pray Daily:  And now we give you thanks because in coming to dwell among us as man, Jesus revealed the radiance of your glory and brought us out of darkness into your marvelous light.

Sunday:   Luke 2: 21-32
Monday:   Luke 2: 33-38
Tuesday:   John 20: 30-31
Wednesday:    Hebrews 2: 5-10
Thursday:   Isaiah 53: 5-6
Friday:   Hebrews 4: 14-16
Saturday:   Hebrews 5: 7-9

Christmas Day:   Revelation 21: 3-4