For the eighth year in a row, #AdventWord will gather prayers via a global, online advent calendar.
Forward Movement, the new home of AdventWord, will offer 28 daily meditations and images during this holy season beginning Sunday, November 28.
Gathering a worldwide community, #AdventWord provides a daily meditation, visual image, and invites your personal reflections via social media to share your own Advent journey. Thousands have participated each year, responding to the words with photos, written responses, crafts, drawings, poems, found art, and Holy Spirit-filled posts.
“A wonderful diversity of our church is witnessed in the reflections this year,” says AdventWord program director, Sarah Stonesifer Boylan. “The beauty of AdventWord stretches out to include a myriad of voices each Advent. I am looking forward to seeing the prayer-filled responses!”
A new Advent devotional published by Forward Movement, Promise & Praise , corresponds with the daily reflection words of AdventWord. The book features reflections from Scott Gunn, Miriam McKenney, Hugo Olaiz, and Richelle Thompson, with special contributors Michael B. Curry and Lisa Kimball. Promise & Praise is available for sale at forwardmovement.org, along with a reading sample.
The Advent Sunday lectionary readings inspire the word list for #AdventWord. Discover the visual and written meditations and give yourself the opportunity to dive deeper into the stories of this waiting season.
The prompts for 2021 #AdventWord are:
November 28: Promise November 29: Strength November 30: Soul December 1: Path December 2: Justice December 3: Fulfill December 4: Heart December 5: Praise December 6: Everlasting December 7: Offering December 8: Messenger December 9: Splendor December 10: Repent December 11: Compassion December 12: Expectation December 13: Share December 14: Exult December 15: Stir December 16: Gladness December 17: Bountiful December 18: Sing December 19: Blessed December 20: Feed December 21: Generations December 22: Magnify December 23: Flock December 24: Greeting December 25: Child
The #AdventWord images and meditations can be experienced through AdventWord.org, direct daily emails, as well as on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and ASL videos via YouTube.
Meditations will also be available in English, Spanish, and French via email and on www.adventword.org.