What is advent?
- It is the four-week period leading up to Christmas.
- It is a time of preparation for the coming of the Christ Child.
- The season is also a preparation for the Second Coming of Christ.
5 Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD his God,
6 the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them— the LORD, who remains faithful forever.
7 He upholds the cause of the oppressed and gives food to the hungry. The LORD sets prisoners free,
8 the LORD gives sight to the blind, the LORD lifts up those who are bowed down, the LORD loves the righteous.
9 The LORD watches over the stranger, and sustains the fatherless and the widow, but he frustrates the ways of the wicked.
10 The LORD reigns forever, your God, O Zion, for all generations. Praise the LORD.
Choral Prayer-Please recite together
O King of David, Jesus Christ,
The gates of heaven open at your command,
Come and show us the way to salvation.