A Prayer for Advent
DEAR GOD our Father, we are getting ready for Christmas:
preparing for carol services
rehearsing nativity plays
We thank you for all the preparations you made for the first Christmas:
through the prophets you told people to get ready for Jesus
you gave a baby, John, to Zechariah and Elisabeth
you chose Mary to be Jesus mother
you called wise men from far away
As we prepare to enjoy Jesus birthday:
make us ready to listen carefully to the Christmas story
and to make room for Jesus in our hearts.
- What do we call a hymn sung at Christmas?
- Which three evergreens bear berries in winter?
- Where did the Christian custom of the Crib come from?
- What is another name for Twelfth Night?
- When is St Stephens Day?
- What are three traditional things to eat at Christmas?
- What are the three traditional names of the Wise Men?
- Where did Mary and Joseph have to register to pay their taxes?
- What does the name Jesus mean?
- Where did St Nicholas originally come from?
- Why was Jesus born in a stable?
- What did my true love send to me on the eighth day of Christmas?
Answers on p21