Advent 2022

Join us for daily prayers along with worship. During Advent, we look back on the birth of Christ, while also looking ahead to His final return, when the Kingdom of Heaven is finally enjoyed in its fullness. Maranatha! *

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* Our Lord, come!

Daily Resources, Worship Lists, & Prayer Reminders

Sign up for daily texts encouraging you to take part in the 2022 Advent season from November 27th to December 25th.

The texts will include resources to help you study scripture, words of encouragement, and links to playlists of special songs to sing in worship that our FIRELIGHT worship team. has put together.

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“The time is fulfilled, and the Kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!”
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Mark 1:15, CSB

The Kingdom of Heaven

Our Advent theme this year is The Kingdom of Heaven. The arrival of Jesus ushered in a remarkable time in human history as the Kingdom, ruled by God and characterized by His nature, drew near to people on Earth.

The promise of this Kingdom was written about often in the Old Testament, was birthed with Christ in a lowly manger, and has continued to grow in glory with the church. Jesus taught what this Kingdom is like, and He modeled how its citizens would live.

And today, His Spirit dwells in all believers as we make the light of the Kingdom of Heaven known to a world living in darkness.

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What is Advent?

Advent means “arrival” or “coming into place.” In the Christian church, Advent celebrates the birth of Christ, the awaited-Messiah, and anticipates His final and glorious return. In the same way that Old Testament Israel longed for the Messiah to come, New Testament Christians long for their Savior to come again.

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In the Western church, the season of Advent is observed with a festive and celebratory tone and typically includes the reading of Scripture, the offering of prayers, and the singing of Christmas songs that proclaim the majesty of Christ. Each week of Advent, many people light candles to signify that Jesus is the light of a world that is covered in darkness.

There is no command in Scripture to celebrate an Advent season or even Christmas. But Christians are called to rejoice from the heart over the arrival of Jesus and live in happy anticipation of His return. At Agape Church, we choose to observe a season of Advent so that we can ponder in our hearts the spiritual meaning of Christmas and meditate on the impact of the incarnation, when God became man, on our lives.

Family Worship Suggestions

Families at Agape Church can worship individually while simultaneously participating with the entire congregation for mutual encouragement and growth.

Here is a sample order for family worship that you can use to get started:

  • Have someone light a candle signifying Jesus as the light of the world. Some families choose to have an Advent wreath with 5 candles. One candle is lit the 1st week, two candles the 2nd week, three candles the 3rd week, and so on. The last candle is lit on Christmas Eve or Day.
  • Sing a Christ-centered Christmas song or hymn together.
  • Ask the Holy Spirit for His guidance and read a passage of scripture. If worshipping with others, rotate who reads each night.
  • You can also consider using a good Advent devotional book (contact the church for suggestions).
  • Give prayers of thankfulness, repentance, and petition based on what the Spirit has brought to your mind while you read.
  • Choose a family in the church, pray for them, and consider how you can encourage them.
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Prayer & Worship

Gathering Together

Join us as we pray together each Sunday and at a special RELY Prayer and Worship Gathering on

Wednesday, December 7th

Worship Music Playlists

Week #1

Light the HOPE Candle


  1. He Who Is Mighty
  2. Baby Son
  3. Joy To The World


Week #2

Light the JOY Candle


  1. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
  2. So Long, Moses
  3. Midnight Clear (Love Song)


Week #3

Light the LOVE Candle


  1. God With Us
  2. I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day
  3. O Holy Night


Week #4

Light the PEACE Candle


  1. Christmas Offering
  2. Patient Kingdom
  3. His Name is Jesus


Daily Scripture and Prayer Guides

Use the below guides as a starting point for daily prayers:

Sunday, November 27th

42 Behold my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights; I have put my Spirit upon him; he will bring forth justice to the nations. … “I am the Lord; I have called you in righteousness; I will take you by the hand and keep you; I will give you as a covenant for the people, a light for the nations, to open the eyes that are blind, to bring out the prisoners from the dungeon, from the prison those who sit in darkness. I am the Lord; that is my name; my glory I give to no other, nor my praise to carved idols. Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I now declare; before they spring forth I tell you of them.” 10 Sing to the Lord a new song, his praise from the end of the earth, you who go down to the sea, and all that fills it, the coastlands and their inhabitants.
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Isaiah 42:1,6-10, ESV

Lord help us to walk in the light of your Kingdom and to do justice. Help us shine in this world giving you praise and singing from a truly grateful and joyful heart.

Monday, November 28th

24 Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. 25 For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. 26 For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall a man give in return for his soul? 27 For the Son of Man is going to come with his angels in the glory of his Father, and then he will repay each person according to what he has done.
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Matthew 16:24-27, ESV

God I pray that you would be high and lifted up in our hearts, being of greater value and worth than even our own lives. Help us to know and understand and trust you, believing that your Kingdom is better than anything in this world.

Tuesday, November 29th

“As for me, I have set my King on Zion, my holy hill.” I will tell of the decree: The Lord said to me, “You are my Son; today I have begotten you. Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage, and the ends of the earth your possession. You shall break them with a rod of iron and dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.” 10 Now therefore, O kings, be wise; be warned, O rulers of the earth. 11 Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling. 12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish in the way, for his wrath is quickly kindled. Blessed are all who take refuge in him.
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Psalm 2:6-12, ESV

Lord help us to have a godly fear of you. Help us Lord to be quick to run to you for help and protection, knowing that Jesus has brought your Kingdom near to us.

Wednesday, November 30th

16 For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty. 17 For when he received honor and glory from God the Father, and the voice was borne to him by the Majestic Glory, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased,” 18 we ourselves heard this very voice borne from heaven, for we were with him on the holy mountain. 19 And we have the prophetic word more fully confirmed, to which you will do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts, 20 knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone’s own interpretation. 21 For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.
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2 Peter 1:16-21, ESV

Father help us to give more honor and glory to Jesus in our lives and situations. Help us to be pleased with what Jesus has done for us and pay attention to His word. Let us long for His Kingdom and to live as good citizens of it!

Thursday, December 1st
Therefore, brothers and sisters, be patient until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth and is patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. You also must be patient. Strengthen your hearts, because the Lord’s coming is near.

Brothers and sisters, do not complain about one another, so that you will not be judged. Look, the judge stands at the door!

10 Brothers and sisters, take the prophets who spoke in the Lord’s name as an example of suffering and patience. 11 See, we count as blessed those who have endured. You have heard of Job’s endurance and have seen the outcome that the Lord brought about—the Lord is compassionate and merciful.

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James 5:7-11, CSB
Jesus help us to be patient, knowing that you were faithful to come the first time and you will be faithful to come a second time. Help us be steadfast, compassionate, merciful, and to understand the power of your Kingdom among us.
Friday , December 2nd

45 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls, 46 who, on finding one pearl of great value, went and sold all that he had and bought it.
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Matthew 13:45-46, ESV
11 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, 12 training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, 13 waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, 14 who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.
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Titus 2:11-14, ESV

Father help us to have a greater understanding and joy in Jesus, desiring more of you and His second coming. Help us to walk as citizens of your Kingdom, different from the world in holiness and good works.

Saturday, December 3rd
25 From you comes my praise in the great congregation; my vows I will perform before those who fear him. 26 The afflicted shall eat and be satisfied; those who seek him shall praise the Lord! May your hearts live forever!
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Psalms 22:25-26, ESV
33 For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” 34 They said to him, “Sir, give us this bread always.”

35 Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.

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John 6:33-35, ESV
Pray that we would be a people who hunger for Jesus and His Kingdom more than any and all things this world has to offer.
Sunday, December 4th
Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king is coming to you; righteous and having salvation is he, humble and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.
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Zechariah 9:9, ESV
Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! The one sitting on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war.
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Revelation 19:11, ESV
Pray that the Lord will allow us to follow our King in His earthly humility that we may exalt Him in His heavenly glory.
Monday, December 5th
Your throne, O God, is forever and ever. The scepter of your kingdom is a scepter of uprightness;
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Psalm 45:6, ESV
But of the Son he says, “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever, the scepter of uprightness is the scepter of your kingdom.
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Hebrews 1:8, ESV
Pray that the Lord will make us kingdom minded. Ask that we will be a people that walk in uprightness (level plane, righteous) as we proclaim the kingdom of our God to those whom He has called us to.
Tuesday, December 6th
The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them has light shone.
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Isaiah 9:2, ESV
the people dwelling in darkness have seen a great light, and for those dwelling in the region and shadow of death, on them a light has dawned.”
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Matthew 4:16, ESV
But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.
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1 John 1:7, ESV
Pray for the Light of Jesus to shine and expose the dark areas of sin in our own heart that we may confess, repent and respond to the Holy Spirit and have true, godly fellowship.
Wednesday, December 7th

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22 “Turn to me and be saved, all the ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other. 23 By myself I have sworn; from my mouth has gone out in righteousness a word that shall not return: ‘To me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear allegiance.’
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Isaiah 45:22-23, ESV
so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
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Philippians 2:10, ESV
Pray that the Lord will draw the nations to see His great salvation through Jesus and use us to spread the good news and great joy of the Kingdom of Heaven to our family, friends, and community.
Thursday, December 8th
I can testify about them that they have zeal for God, but not according to knowledge.
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Romans 10:2, CSB
Pray that Advent will not be routine for us and that we will understand the gift that Jesus is. Pray that we can –like Job– say that we had heard rumors of God, but now we have seen Him (the evidences of His grace) with our own eyes.
Friday , December 9th
But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart.
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Luke 2:19, ESV
Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God’s kindness is meant to lead you to repentance?
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Romans 2:4, ESV
Pray that we will not take the mercy and kindness of the Lord for granted. Pray that we will treasure Jesus, His Kingdom, and His gospel of peace.
Saturday, December 10th
14 I am under obligation both to Greeks and to barbarians, both to the wise and to the foolish. 15 So I am eager to preach the gospel to you also who are in Rome.

16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. 17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.”

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Romans 1:14-17, ESV
Pray that we will have a missional mindset during this Advent season. Pray that we can share the truth and grace of the Kingdom of Heaven with our friends, family and the communities that God has placed us in.
Sunday, December 11th
And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.
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Luke 2:10, ESV
Pray that we will seek Jesus and His Kingdom with expectancy (zeal). Pray that we will appreciate the good news of the gospel and that it will fill us with the joy of Lord.
Monday, December 12th
I will extol you, my God and King, and bless your name forever and ever. Every day I will bless you and praise your name forever and ever. Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable.

One generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts.

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Mark 16:15, ESV
Pray that we will establish a generational legacy of faith for our families and this church community. May our focus not be just on this season, but setting our hearts and the hearts of our children ever on the Lord.
Tuesday, December 13th
And Hannah prayed and said, “My heart exults in the Lord; my horn is exalted in the Lord. My mouth derides my enemies, because I rejoice in your salvation.

“There is none holy like the Lord: for there is none besides you; there is no rock like our God. Talk no more so very proudly, let not arrogance come from your mouth; for the Lord is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed. The bows of the mighty are broken, but the feeble bind on strength. Those who were full have hired themselves out for bread, but those who were hungry have ceased to hunger. The barren has borne seven, but she who has many children is forlorn. The Lord kills and brings to life; he brings down to Sheol and raises up. The Lord makes poor and makes rich; he brings low and he exalts. He raises up the poor from the dust; he lifts the needy from the ash heap to make them sit with princes and inherit a seat of honor. For the pillars of the earth are the Lord’s, and on them he has set the world.

“He will guard the feet of his faithful ones, but the wicked shall be cut off in darkness, for not by might shall a man prevail. 10 The adversaries of the Lord shall be broken to pieces; against them he will thunder in heaven. The Lord will judge the ends of the earth; he will give strength to his king and exalt the horn of his anointed.”

11 Then Elkanah went home to Ramah. And the boy was ministering to the Lord in the presence of Eli the priest.

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Mark 16:15, ESV
Father help us to remember and understand the scope of foundation and security you offer us. May we be a people that will rely on you alone.
Wednesday, December 14th
12 “And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you, but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, 13 and to keep the commandments and statutes of the Lord, which I am commanding you today for your good? 14 Behold, to the Lord your God belong heaven and the heaven of heavens, the earth with all that is in it. 15 Yet the Lord set his heart in love on your fathers and chose their offspring after them, you above all peoples, as you are this day.
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Deuteronomy 10:12-15, ESV
God may you, as the King of Heaven, be the goal of our desires and the source of our satisfaction. May how we live be rooted in the realization of the love you first had for us.
Thursday, December 15th
25 “When you father children and children’s children, and have grown old in the land, if you act corruptly by making a carved image in the form of anything, and by doing what is evil in the sight of the Lord your God, so as to provoke him to anger, 26 I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that you will soon utterly perish from the land that you are going over the Jordan to possess. You will not live long in it, but will be utterly destroyed. 27 And the Lord will scatter you among the peoples, and you will be left few in number among the nations where the Lord will drive you. 28 And there you will serve gods of wood and stone, the work of human hands, that neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell. 29 But from there you will seek the Lord your God and you will find him, if you search after him with all your heart and with all your soul. 30 When you are in tribulation, and all these things come upon you in the latter days, you will return to the Lord your God and obey his voice. 31 For the Lord your God is a merciful God. He will not leave you or destroy you or forget the covenant with your fathers that he swore to them.
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Deuteronomy 4:25-31, ESV
God help us to understand and to believe that you are available to us because of the life of Jesus. Let this strong belief lead us to call on you for hope and restoration.
Friday , December 16th
43 So the Lord gave Israel all the land he had sworn to give their ancestors, and they took possession of it and settled there. 44 The Lord gave them rest on every side according to all he had sworn to their ancestors. None of their enemies were able to stand against them, for the Lord handed over all their enemies to them. 45 None of the good promises the Lord had made to the house of Israel failed. Everything was fulfilled.
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Joshua 21:43-45, CSB
God help us to trust and believe in you for our rest. May we have the strength to walk out the paths set before us and to lean into you at all times for peace and comfort.
Saturday, December 17th
13 I gave you a land you did not labor for, and cities you did not build, though you live in them; you are eating from vineyards and olive groves you did not plant.’

14 “Therefore, fear the Lord and worship him in sincerity and truth. Get rid of the gods your ancestors worshiped beyond the Euphrates River and in Egypt, and worship the Lord. 15 But if it doesn’t please you to worship the Lord, choose for yourselves today: Which will you worship—the gods your ancestors worshiped beyond the Euphrates River or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living? As for me and my family, we will worship the Lord.”

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Joshua 24:13-15, CSB
Jesus help us to worship the Lord and not be distracted by the things of this world. Help us to focus on the things of the Kingdom of Heaven and please work in us so that we have faith and hope in you alone.
Sunday, December 18th
Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”
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Matthew 2:1-2, ESV
Jesus, today as we gather together help us to have one heart and mind, to come and worship our King; the King of Heaven.
Monday, December 19th
Then Pilate said to him, “So you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the world—to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice.”
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John 18:37, ESV
God help us as believers to worship in Spirit and to always listen to (hear and obey) the Truth.

Tuesday, December 20th
and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth.

To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood and made us a kingdom, priests to his God and Father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

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Revelation 1:5-6, CSB
God, thank you for the love of Christ and thank you for making us citizens of your Kingdom. May all glory and honor and praise go up to you from our hearts.
Wednesday, December 21st

Unto us a Son is Given

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
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Isaiah 9:6, ESV
Pray that we would always be in awe that God gave His Son so that we could have fellowship with the risen King. May we never forget that even though we had gone astray, He made Him who knew no sin to become sin for us.
Thursday, December 22nd

He is Wonderful Counselor

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
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Isaiah 9:6, ESV
Jesus, we thank you that you are incomprehensibly full of wonder and your counsel is fit to lead the nations! We pray that in this season and the next that we reflect your character to those around us.
Friday , December 23rd

He is Mighty God!

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
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Isaiah 9:6, ESV
Jesus, you are El Gibbor! The God of strength, the God of Power, God our Hero, and God our Warrior! As we perceive the baby in the manger may we see that the strength and deliverer of the nations has arrived.
Saturday, December 24th

He is Everlasting Father

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
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Isaiah 9:6, ESV
He is our Everlasting Father, He is our Forever Christ who has no end. We pray that in times of turmoil, anxiety and fear that we remember Jesus is eternal and cannot be moved
Sunday, December 25th

He is Prince of Peace

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
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Isaiah 9:6, ESV
Jesus, You are the only reason we can live perfectly with God. We pray that You continue to teach us to be kind, compassionate and merciful with others, and in the midst of this, may we find Your peace in our hearts and minds.