Advent is the period of preparation leading up to Christmas. This year, Advent Sunday falls on 1st December.

Many Christians use the Advent season to anticipate and reflect on the meaning of Christmas and to prepare themselves for the coming of Jesus. Prayers to help with that preparation can be found here. Use them to begin your own spiritual preparation for Christmas. In the meantime, why not use the prayer below or search for #followthestar to find other resources or see what's going on near you this Advent?

"Awake! The day is coming soon when you shall see God face to face. Remember the ways and the works of God. Christ calls you out of darkness to walk in the light of his coming. We are God’s children so, Lord, make us one as we walk with Christ today and for ever. Amen."