The word “Advent” comes from the Latin word “adventus,” which means “a coming, approach, arrival.” When we expect a guest to visit, we ready for that person with varying amounts of preparation–sometimes its with light music playing in the background, or fresh coffee brewing, or something sweet. But what if you’re expecting the King of the Universe?
As the world enters this holy season of Advent, somewhere in the depths of our souls, we know we’re preparing for something big and amazing, but maybe we have a tendency to get too busy, or overwhelmed, and even forget. Between decorating the house (remind me: no more flocked anything, ever), all the party meal prep, or lists that you make and check twice, we can neglect what truly needs tended: the heart. This Advent, we are to prayerfully prepare for the eternally significant Light of the World.
My friends, Liz and Claire, and I have created something we are so excited to share with you. We pray it helps you prepare your heart to receive the greatest gift of forever: Jesus Christ. It’s Rosethorn Etiquette‘s Advent Litany for Women. We’ve been working to offer an intentional level of contribution to this community–to you–and I pray this is it.
Download, share with friends, tape it on the bathroom mirror, hang it on the fridge, or put in in your Bible, and pray with us this Advent as we prepare for the coming of Christ at Christmas. The First Sunday of Advent is this weekend, December 3rd. I’ll be praying for you — keep us in your prayers, too?
Jesus, grant us the grace.
*Feature photo by Phil Hearing on Unsplash.