What Can’t Wait? Advent Devotional

Art, Reflections, & Prompts for the Season of Waiting

 [This devotional is included in our WHAT CAN’T WAIT? ADVENT BUNDLE of resources. If you’re interested in purchasing the devotional separately, choose one of the licensing options below based on how many copies you wish to print for your church/community]

Advent is a season of waiting, but is idle waiting what God wants of us? In preparation for the coming Messiah, we wonder together—what things can’t wait?

We hope this devotional might awaken you to the ways God can’t wait to create hope, peace, joy, and love.

Beginning with the first Sunday in Advent, this daily devotional follows the Revised Common Lectionary for Advent Year A and will invite you to read, reflect, pray, and color your way through the end of the year. This is a great resource for older youth and adults, but parents could also invite children to help them color and embody the weekly active prompts.

Each day in the devotional offers something new, including:

  • poetic prayers

  • original visuals inspired by scripture

  • written reflections

  • prompts for visual meditation

  • prompts for journaling

  • colorable pages

  • active prompts

NEW REVISED VERSION: This file has been revised so that it no longer includes dates from 2019. All dates have been removed so that you can use this devo for any season. We encourage you to start it on the first Sunday in Advent and continue daily through the end of the year!

PRINTING INFO: Download includes both color and b/w versions of the 26-page devotional. Print the devotional on 8.5x11 sheets to create an 8.5 x 5.5 booklet. The booklet is arranged so that you can easily fold the pages in half, staple or bind them down the middle, and voila! You have a beautiful devotional to guide you through Advent!

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