How to Prepare Your Heart and Home For Advent (and free Devotional)

How to Prepare Your Heart and Home For Advent (and free Devotional)

It is my Advent Prayer to focus on what truly matters.

What prepares your heart for the Lord? Is it the decorations, the queued menu, palatable dishes, glitz and glamour of shopping carts or the fanciful Christmas tree?

The Lord is passing by your home do you have room for Him to stay?

Is your heart available for Jesus? Or is it filled with other things?

I invite you to sit under your tree or on your couch, or on the front porch. You know what, go ahead choose anywhere serene, peaceful and not distracting.

Quieten your heart.

Reflect on the purpose of Jesus here on earth and let your heart worship Him.

It’s deep and refreshing to know the saviour of the world was born for our sake. This is an invitation to receive Christ and to have Him resident in our lives.

Our homes should bask in that glory!

We can’t adequately prepare our home without first talking to the Lord about it. right?

Here is a prayer for your home.

How to prepare your heart for Jesus

If my heart doesn’t capture the essence of His coming as a mom and a wife, my home somehow would reflect that. Everything becomes about all other things except Jesus.

Dear moms, we need our hearts prepared and focused.

One question I ask myself when my heart is noisy and pulled in many ways….Is the Lord in this?

This question brings my heart to focus.

It is important to guard your heart with all diligence.

Advent is beyond the gifts, the activities we line up for ourselves, the cooked meals, the partying, and the trips to and fro the malls….whatever is on our to-do ’and‘ to-get list!

Jesus in our hearts and home is what truly matters in this season.

To prepare your heart for advent is to accept Jesus as the Lord of your life.

It is to choose Christ over the world.

It is to remind yourself of His return and prepare yourself for it.

Yes, the Lord is coming back again, would He find us ready? Or are we going to be too occupied for Him?

His return would be in an unusual way, like the first, are you prepared to meet Him?

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A Prayer For Your Home At Advent

Lord, may my home glorify you.

Let all the sparkles ring your praise.

Let all the glowing lights echo your goodness.

Let every foot be welcomed, and receive divine blessings.

Let every voice be lifted up in worship.

Let every heart in this home desire you more than anything else.

Let all the gifts be about you alone.

Let the meal we share at our grace table remind us of the peace we have in Jesus.

Let every drink pull our hearts to the fountain of living water.

Let my home reflect the true purpose of your coming in Jesus name.

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By His Great Grace,
Ifeoma Samuel

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  • […] How to Prepare Your Heart and Home for Advent […]

  • Thanks for the reminder of what the Christmas season is all about.

  • Ifeoma, this is such a beautiful prayer, and your reminders of how to truly prepare ourselves and our family and home for Advent are so encouraging! Also, I miss you on Fresh Market Friday my friend:) Happy Christmas!

  • This last week I was pondering why we make this season so crazy and busy. While reading your post here it occurred to me that maybe the devil likes us to be so busy we forget to quiet our hearts and focus on the real reason we should be celebrating. I will keep working on making the sparkles sing His praise. Thanks!

  • I am right with you. Advent is a time for preparing our hearts to Jesus. May also our homes reflect who is our King. Thanks, Ifeoma. Blessings to you!

  • I-Thank you for sharing your stories of JOY! It is in new seasons that we experience Christ like never before. I love your post about remembering the reason for this season. We celebrate the birth of Christ. We take joy in the blessings around us. Again, thank you for your courage to write and press on. Jenn

  • Thank you for this reminder to make sure the season is focused on preparing for Christ! Thanks for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday on this week!

  • The prayer is great! Sharing to Pinterest!
    Have a great Christmas!

  • Great posts! Love the prayer! pinned to my advent board

  • I love the prayer, Ifeoma. It is easy to get caught up in all the practical preparations for Christmas but preparing our hearts is the most important thing.

  • Thank you for once again reminding me of the importance of preparing our hearts for Christ at this time of year- I'm hoping to be able to do so every day of the year!

  • Thanks for this reminder at advent. We do get so caught up in the traditions and outward celebrations of Christmas and we forget to prepare our heart for our Savior.

  • Ifeoma,

    Thanks for this! I definitely agree that getting ready for advent and inviting the presence of Christ into our homes is so important at this time of year!

    God bless and Merry Christmas,

  • Dear Ifeoma,
    Thank you for the great Christmas Week Devotional! I want to prepare my heart for HIM again this year, and keep my focus on His coming to us! Blessings to you!

  • "Let all the sparkles ring your praise!"
    Yes and Amen!
    When my boys were small, we used to say that we were preparing our home for Christmas to remind us that we needed to prepare our hearts.

  • You're so thoughtful with the downloads, Ifeoma. The ending of this one sentence captured me: "…let your heart worship Him." "Let" is a permission thing. I simply need to release control and "let" worship have its way. #goJesus Enjoyed the visit via #thoughtprovokingThursday.

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