The Christmas season is always so busy. Gifts to buy, meals to prepare, family to visit, parties to host, memories to make. It’s easy to get caught up in it all and miss the real reason we celebrate Christmas.
What if you could do something each day to help you find more of Jesus in all the busyness of the season? What if just a few minutes each day could set your heart in the right spirit, focusing on the story of Jesus and preparing your heart to truly worship his birth? What if you could pause and soak in the meaning of the season?
Festival of Lessons & Carols Advent Devotional
The Festival of Lessons & Carols Advent Devotional was created specifically with this busy season in mind. No workbooks to print, no intensive studies to complete, no lengthy time commitments. Instead, receive an email daily through the month of December with a brief scripture or carol to pray through. Each email will include reflection questions and prayer prompts to guide your prayer time.
Simply set aside 10-15 minutes each day for quiet reflection and prayer – in the carpool line, in the waiting room of an appointment, in the parking lot while running errands, over a cup of coffee each morning. Even in this season, you can find 10 minutes a day to pause and focus your heart on Jesus.
Enroll in this special devotional series for only $9. Receive a daily dose of Christmas hope in your inbox through the month of December. (Enrollment closes on Nov. 30th, so sign up today.)
What is the Festival of Lessons & Carols?
The Festival of Lessons & Carols is a service originally designed in 1918, when the Dean of King’s College in Cambridge decided the church needed a more imaginative Advent worship. The service is still held annually at King’s College and also in churches all over the world across numerous denominations. While you may hear different selections of carols, the lessons are typically the same.
I first attended a Festival of Lessons and Carols service in college. Expecting an evening of familiar carols and gospel readings, I was surprised and moved by the service, which included many scriptures and carols I wasn’t expecting. It was a telling of the broader story of Jesus, beginning in Genesis.
I’ve found this set of lessons and carols helpful to step deeper into the Christmas narrative and focus more clearly on God’s gift of Jesus. I pray you’ll also be able to pause in the busyness of the season and soak in the beauty and miracle of Jesus’ birth. Immerse yourself in his story and experience more of Jesus this season.
What Does the Festival of Lessons & Carols Advent Devotional Include?
You’ll receive a daily email each day in December (from December 1st through 24th) that includes either a lesson (scripture passage) or a carol.
Take time to read through the lesson or carol, soaking in the words.
Use the provided questions and prayer prompts to guide your time of quiet reflection and prayer.
Most days will also include a link to a video on YouTube of the carol or a related clip for the lesson to further enhance your devotional time and set your heart in the Christmas spirit.
Enroll today, for only $9. As a special bonus, create an Advent countdown calendar with a set of printable cards featuring each day’s lesson or carol. Bring more focus to your holiday season, with this daily devotional. (Enrollment closes on Nov. 30th, so sign up today!)
BONUS: Printable Advent Countdown Calendar
As a special bonus, you’ll also receive a printable countdown calendar of the Festival of Lessons & Carols Advent Devotional. Use these printable to create your own Advent calendar.
Even grown-ups can have an Advent calendar. You’re already counting down the days until Christmas, so why not make that countdown something that helps you focus on the meaning of the season. Below is a wreath I made for my Advent calendar. Get creative and make your own way to countdown till Christmas!
Enrollment Closes on November 30th, so Enroll Today!
We’ll begin this devotional series on December 1st, so sign up today! Enrollment closes on November 30th midnight CDT.
Join the Festival of Lessons & Carols Advent Devotional series for only $9.