At different points throughout the year devotions and prayer guides are written by the Spiritual Life staff with the help of students, faculty, staff and alumni. Right now we are in the season of Advent as we prepare for Jesus’ birth at Christmas. Christians mark time by retelling the story of Jesus and it begins each year with the anticipation of Advent, which is a four week season that is often characterized by themes of hope, peace, joy and love. 

For centuries, the people of God have dared to hope. It’s just what we do, and while the voices of Mark, Matthew, Luke and John are distinct as they take an account of Jesus’ life, their words are witness to the hope that is found in Jesus Christ. This year the Spiritual Life staff has written the Advent Devotions as we journey through Advent with the gospel writers and explore themes of wilderness, messiness, hospitality, and darkness. 

2019 Advent Devotions

We hope you will take advantage of the 2019 Advent Devotions by reading the devotion for each week on December 1, December 8, December 15, December 22 and Christmas Eve. We encourage you to print from the link below or share the web link with someone else this Advent season!

View the 2019 Advent Devotion Guide