Advent prayer resources
On this page, you'll find all the resources you need to pray with us during Advent as an individual, small group or church. If you'd like to receive a prayer guide in the post, please click here to sign up. If you need any help finding the resources you need, please feel free to contact us at 01249 765865 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Advent prayer guide
Join us in “watching” and “waiting” with the Middle Eastern Church this Advent – meeting the Christians of the region, learning how they are preparing for Christmas, and waiting together for Jesus’ coming. The prayer guide includes daily reflections to help you pray for the Church in the Middle East.
Click the link below to download a PDF of the Advent prayer guide, or click here to sign up to receive a hard copy by post. We have also produced an easy-to-print A4 version of the prayer guide without images, which you can also download below.
Small group Bible study
This Bible study looks at Hebrews 10:19-25. We hope it will inspire you with the confident hope of the Middle Eastern Church and guide you in how to live in the light of God’s coming to us in Jesus. You can use it by yourself or in a small group. It includes leaders’ notes which offer a few comments on the passage.
The Bible study includes questions about Salah Kessai's reflection, so you might want to download and print copies for your small group to use.
Children and youth sessions
Do you want to get your church youth group or children's groups thinking and praying for the Middle East? These sessions are packed with fun ideas to help kids and young people think about the Christmas story and learn more about Middle Eastern traditions along the way.
The children's session is aimed at primary-school aged children. Download the Children's Session PDF for the session overview. Then download the additional Children's Extra Activities and Resources PDF, which includes: 'Creative ways to pray with children' sheet, 'How to remember a memory verse' sheet, game ideas for KS1 and KS2, a Christmas quiz, and a take-home colouring sheet.
The youth group session is aimed at secondary-school aged children and young people. Download the Youth Group Session PDF for the main overview, and find all the extra activities and game ideas in the Youth Group - Extra Activities PDF.
Our Advent PowerPoint presentation has been designed for use in churches or small groups, and includes Advent videos and slides to help people pray for SAT-7 and the Middle East. See the "notes" section on each slide for a script you can read out. Click here to download.