Project Advent Tree 2015 {Includes FREE Guidebook with Printable Prayer Ornaments to Create Your Very Own Advent Tree!}

Growing up, Christmas was wondrous. Lights, trees, ornaments, decorations, presents, parties, and Santa all culminated in Christmas morning surprise when the fire was lit, carols played, and presents were abounding.

Christmas felt magical and I savored every moment of the Season.

As time passed, though, I began to worry more about making sure each person in my life had a gift to unwrap, than giving gifts as fruit of the true Joy of the Season. I became so focused on maintaining the magical, that I lost sight of the Miracle:

For unto us a child is born…And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” (Isaiah 9:6)

Then, two years ago, as the Christmas Season approached, I felt a stirring in my heart to recenter focus on the Miracle of Christmas, and as my focus began to shift I wondered: What if, instead of focusing on filling the base of our tree with presents and paper, ribbons and bows, we filled its branches with our prayers? What if, like Mary, we gave our hearts to God this Advent Season to magnify His greatness? What fruit would our tree bear?

And the Advent Tree was born.

We asked readers to send in their prayers for us to hang on our tree and pray for throughout the Advent Season. We were amazed by the response and it changed us. Praying for others made us see that we were not alone in our struggles or our joys. That there were souls from around the country and the world who were all casting prayers up to Heaven, praying for a miracle.

Praying for the Miracle.

This year, as the Christmas Season approached, we prayed about what God wanted the Advent Tree to bear and here is His answer:

FREE Guidebook with printable prayer ornaments to make your very own Advent Tree and a prayer-filled Christmas

In this guidebook you will find the story of the Advent Tree’s origin, ideas for creating your own Advent Tree, and printable prayer ornaments of various colors and sizes to transcribe prayers on and hang on your tree. We ask you to use and share this guidebook with loved ones this Christmas and to see where God carries this gift that has so abundantly blessed our family for the past three years.

{Click here to download your FREE Advent Tree Guidebook with printable prayer ornaments}

FREE Guidebook with printable prayer ornaments to make your very own Advent Tree and a prayer-filled Christmas

We will also have an Advent Tree in our home and welcome you to submit your prayer intentions to wmpsalm139{at}gmail{dot}com so that we may pray for you throughout this Advent season.

Sincerest love, joy, and abundant blessings to you and yours,

The Emanuel Family

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