How to Use the Materials on this Site

Watch and Pray is a four-week study created for Advent 2014. It was written by the Rev. Drs. John Lewis and Jane Patterson for the Adult Christian Formation program of the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas.

The study focuses on the lectionary readings for the four Sundays in Advent – the Old Testament, New Testament and Gospel readings.

Each week focuses on a particular aspect of that Sunday’s readings, and the material for each week includes
◾Audio readings of the scripture by members of a selected congregation
◾A brief introduction to the week
◾Links to a page for each day of the week that contains a reflection of a particular piece of scripture from the readings, prayers for lighting the Advent candle (if you choose to use one), and questions for your personal reflection
◾A brief candle-lighting liturgy if you choose to use an Advent candle.

All of the material is also available in PDF format and in written or audio format.

We encourage you to use this study in whatever format suits you, both individually and as a group. You may read the study online, print it out, or listen to the audio..

This blogsite will be managed by Marjorie George. Find her at We are happy to answer questions and receive suggestions. Please let us hear from you

4 thoughts on “How to Use the Materials on this Site

  1. I am looking forward to preparing heart and mind throughout the Advent season with this study! Have subscribed, but did not see how to opt for the daily text. Can you help with this?


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