Welcome to Prepare the Way, The Upper Room's 2016 Advent experience. This online classroom is an OPEN GROUP. All are welcome to enroll and participate. If you are interested in a private classroom for your church or small group, please contact us at UReLearning@UpperRoom.org.
Throughout Advent we read and sing the words Prepare the Way as we make room to welcome the Christ child into our lives once again. We prepare our streets, buildings, workplaces, and homes. But sometimes Advent can slip away from us before we can prepare our hearts. This four-week Advent study offers guided prayer, scripture readings, and reflections to help prepare our hearts. Pamela Hawkins guides us through four weeks of focus on particular words--one word for each week. For each week's word, we're invited to engage in a variety of prayer practices (intercession, lectio divina, sentence completion, imaginative reading of scripture, and reflection) all designed to prepare our hearts for Christ's coming. If your desire is to be attentive to the meaning of this season and to quiet your heart enough to listen for God's words for you and for all of us, then this is the right eCourse for you.
Designed to be a personal retreat experience with space to share your reflections with others, this eCourse offers:
Register alone, and you'll be entered in a group with others around the world who are taking this eCourse together.
Join as a group of 5, 10, 15, or 20 and we'll open a private classroom for your group. Questions about the private classroom? Email us at email@example.com.To purchase a print version of Prepare the Way, visit The Upper Room bookstore