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The Advent prayer for Sunday, November 27, 2002, comes to us from: Hark the Herald Angels Sing: Daily Prayers for Advent.

19 The angel said to him, “I am Gabriel. I stand in the presence of God, and I have been sent to speak to you and to tell you this good news.

Luke 1:19 NIV



It’s a great feeling to receive good news. Whether it's on our children’s report card, our own employee evaluation, or from our spouse, we love to hear good reports. Our scripture verse reminds us of the good news the angel Gabriel offers Zechariah concerning his wife, Elizabeth. Elizabeth would conceive and give birth to a son, who Zechariah was to name John. John would be the herald of the coming Christ. As we begin this Advent season, may your hearts be overjoyed by the good news of our coming Messiah.

--Pastor Anthony

Advent Prayer - Day 1

Heavenly Father, we marvel at the ways you care for your children. You have sent us the message of repentance and hope this Advent season. We sometimes wish we could be personally visited by the herald angels, the angels who bring good news. Help us to be content to read about them in the Bible and know that you have given us all the good news we need in your Holy Word. Amen

-Stephenie Hovland


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