Advent & Christmastide Devotional
Week 2: Mission Day 12

Fri, Jan 5

Invitation – Isaiah 60:1

Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.

Scripture Reading – Revelation 7:9-12

After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” And all the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, saying, “Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God forever and ever! Amen.”

Dwelling

Thank and praise God for revealing himself to you. Read again, slowly this time. Ask the Holy Spirit to direct your prayers through the Word, leading you into a faithful and devoted response.

Guided Prayer

  • Long for the day when a great multitude will praise our Lord and Savior.
  • Seek for a heart that longs for the day when all nations will praise Jesus.

Confessional Prayer – NCC 52

Gracious Lord, thank you for providing us with hope through everlasting life. Help us to live as your redeemed people now, as we look forward to the new heaven and new earth, where we will be freed from sin and live with glorified bodies in a renewed and restored creation. Amen.

Blessing – Revelation 7:17

For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of living water, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.