Advent 2023

ADVENT 2023: Light the Night

Right now the world feels like a dark and desperate place, but we have a hope and a joy in the knowledge of Christ. So this advent, as we wait in anticipation for Christs birth, our theme is ‘Light the Night’.

We are focusing on Jesus, the light of the world, coming to earth in human form, and humbly seeking His kingdom here on earth, through prayer, mission and justice, so that we might shine the light of Christ to others in our communities.

There are so many ways you can get involved personally, as a family or as a community so check out the different sections on this page and get involved.

BRAND NEW Advent Activity Pack

We’d love to invite you to run a Prayer Room this advent. To help you with some ideas, we have created a BRAND NEW advent activity pack.

This includes six new prayer stations to help your community pray creatively. Three of these are specifically designed by our Prayer Spaces in Schools team, perfect for use with young people or in schools.

If you haven’t already make sure you register your room for further resources and support!

Advent Prayer Activity Pack

ADVENT Challenge 2023: Candles of Hope

‘The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.’ – John 1:5

How would you like to be a part of a community across Great Britain sharing the hope and light of Christ this advent? Our vision is to see HOPE shared across our nation, each evening, as we join together to spread joy, by lighting a candle of hope in our windows.

  1. Put the word ‘HOPE’ in your window.
  2. Light a candle each evening, under the word HOPE .
  3. As you do, pray the words of John 1:5 over your street.
  4. Share your Candles of Hope with us, and with the rest of the 24-7 Prayer GB community by posting them on social media, tagging @24-7prayergb and using the hashtags #lightinthenight #247prayergb. We’ll be sharing them!


Help Young People Pray

Our Prayer Spaces in Schools team have built some brilliant resources to help children and young people to pray during Advent.

If you are planning a Prayer Space in a school, we’d love for you to register your Space. Although these activities have been build for school Prayer Spaces, we also encourage you to use them in other places, such as at home or in youth groups.

24-7 Youth will be hosting youth prayer events over the course of advent, and will have advent-themed prayer stations at each event! Head to our Youth Page to find out more…

Prayer Space Activities Youth Prayer Nights

Daily Advent Devotionals

Pray through Advent with Lectio 365, our daily devotional app

This year’s Advent theme is ‘Light the Night’, pointing to fresh hope and reassurance during a very dark time in our world. How can we practically and prayerfully be light bearers in this season?

Follow our daily devotional series on the Lectio 365 app

Download Lectio 365


Lectio 365 Advent Retreat

How can we prepare our hearts this Advent season for the coming of Jesus, the Light of the world? How might His word to us illumine our souls, dispel our darkness and spark joyful expectation within us?

Join us for a day of content from Lectio 365’s Jill Weber, prayer and reflection at beautiful Waverley Abbey in Farnham, UK

Hosted by Jill Weber
Saturday December 16 2023
10 am – 4 pm
£75 (includes lunch)

Lectio 365 Advent Retreat


Pray as a Family this Advent

Journey through Advent this year with your family, as we explore the theme of “Light the Night” on our Lectio for Families app.

Download Lectio for Families