- A small book that is easy to carry, and read, while commuting or sitting at home (18cm x 11cm)
- For each day there is a double page spread with: the date; a scripture verse; a short reflection; and a short prayer
- Introduction and ‘how to use this book’
- A leaders guide for group use and questions for reflection and sharing (see link below)
A 22-day reflection resource for Advent during the 2023-2024 liturgical year.
This year’s Advent resource invites us to explore more deeply what it means to allow God to come to birth in us. We have developed “With Expectant Hearts” to help us enter a new liturgical year, the journey of faith that stretches before us. The spiritual nourishment God seeks to give us now will come to birth in us through the entire year if we can open our hearts in response to it.
Jesus Christ wants to be reborn in our lives and to walk with us through all the ups and downs of 2024. Learning what it means to conceive, carry, give birth to, and reveal Jesus Christ to the world is a challenge to us all year round. Advent is the God-given time to revisit the challenge and to deepen our understanding of what it means for us both communally and individually.
“With Expectant Hearts” is a new 22-day reflection resource that can be used during Advent by individuals and groups. Its main purpose is to help us to find a few minutes each day to practice what it means to sit with God and to trust God to lead us forward.
Each day’s reflection is inspired by a short text of scripture, and concludes with a thought or two to take away and with a prayer.