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Daily Advent Readings

Journey Toward Bethlehem

Daily Readings for Advent, the Season of Expectation


Advent is December 1-25, 2019.

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, December 1:   Isaiah 7: 14, 9: 1-14
Monday, December 2:   Luke 1: 5-17
Tuesday, December 3:   Luke 1: 18-25
Wednesday, December 4:   Luke 1: 57-66
Thursday, December 5:   Luke 1: 67-79
Friday, December 6:   Hebrews 1: 1-4
Saturday, December 7:   Luke 1: 26-38

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, December 8:     Luke 1: 39-45
Monday, December 9:   Luke 1: 46-56
Tuesday, December 10:   John 1: 1-5
Wednesday, December 11:   John 1: 6-13
Thursday, December 12:     John 1: 14-18
Friday, December 13:     Colossians 1: 15-20
Saturday, December 14:     Matthew 1: 18-25

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, December 15:   Matthew 2: 1-12
Monday, December 16:   Matthew 2: 13-23
Tuesday, December 17:   Luke 2: 1-7
Wednesday, December 18:    Luke 2: 8-14
Thursday, December 19:   Luke 2: 15-20
Friday, December 20:   Luke 2: 21-32
Saturday, December 21:   Luke 2: 33-38

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, December 22:   John 20: 30-31
Monday, December 23:   Isaiah 53: 5-6
Christmas Eve, December 24:   John 8: 12
Christmas Day, December 25: Revelation 21: 3-4