Daily push notifications to help you focus on Jesus this Advent.
Advent is traditionally a time when Christians prepare for the arrival of Jesus Christ — remembering his first coming at Christmas, but then also looking ahead to his return. It is a wonderful time of expectancy and hope.
This Advent, PrayerMate is delighted to announce our best ever range of devotional resources that you can subscribe to through the app and follow along daily from 1st December 2017. You can also get daily push notifications to remind you to check in each day — and our prayer is that these resources will help many, many people grow deeper in their relationship with God, and that you will find them a great blessing in your walk with him.
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Advent Devotionals for 2017
Come Let Us Adore Him by Paul Tripp
Every time the Christmas season comes around, we look forward to putting up a tree, giving and receiving gifts, and participating in other traditions that make this wonderful time of year so special. But sometimes the most significant aspect of the season — remembering and focusing on the coming of Jesus — grows old and familiar.
In Come Let Us Adore Him: A Daily Advent Devotional, Paul Tripp seeks to recapture our attention and reawaken our awe during Christmastime. Each day is structured like Tripp’s best-selling devotional, New Morning Mercies‚ with a compelling, gospel-centered thought followed by an extended meditation for the day.
Each of the thirty-one devotions also includes a Scripture reading and notes for parents and children, equipping us to do the one thing that matters most each December — celebrate Jesus. Subscribe here.
© 2017 by Paul Tripp Ministries. Used by permission of Crossway Books.
The One True Gift — Tim Chester (£3.99)
Christmas is meant to be full of joy and light; but all too often it is spoiled by grumbling and arguing. So this year, prepare to encounter Christ afresh in a way that will make you a bearer of peace and goodwill all season long.
In these 24 short daily readings for Advent, Tim Chester peels back the layers on Philippians 2. Each day includes ideas for reflection, prayer and application, designed to excite you about the One True Gift — the Lord Jesus — in the run-up to Christmas Day.
This collection of inspiring readings also comes with hymns, carols and prayers to help you prepare your heart for Christmas. Subscribe here.
© Tim Chester/The Good Book Company, 2017. Used by permission.
A daily reflection throughout Advent from The Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu.
The Archbishop’s online meditations are an accompaniment to a book written by Michael and Rosemary Green ‘In Touch With God’ which the Archbishop commended as his Advent Book for 2017, although they can also be used independently.
The Archbishop said: “By looking at the faith journeys of Abraham, Moses, Hannah, David, Mary, Isaiah and many others as they turned to God in times of trouble and in times of great celebration, we too can be inspired by the power of God to bring transformation in our own lives. By reading this book, alongside my online reflections, I hope that all who read them will discover more of all that God has already done for us and that we will all get to know God better in our responses. Come with me on this wonderful journey through Advent.” Subscribe here.
31 Days of Purity (FREE)
Through the month of December, you are invited to 31 Days of Purity — thirty-one days of thinking about and praying for sexual purity. Each day features a short passage of Scripture, a reflection on that passage, and a brief prayer. Written by Tim Challies, Mike Leake and others. Subscribe here.
Advent is for adoring Jesus.
These 25 brief devotional readings from John Piper begin on December 1 and carry us to Christmas Day. Our hope is that God would use these meditations to deepen and sweeten your adoration of Jesus and help you keep him at the center of your Christmas season. Subscribe here.
© 2014 by Desiring God Foundation. Used by permission of Crossway Books.
Good News of Great Joy: Daily Readings for Advent contains 25 short devotional readings beginning December 1 and going through Christmas Day. This book of Advent meditations aims to put Jesus at the center of your holiday season. These readings are excerpted from the works John Piper. Subscribe here.
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