Day 3 – Westwinds Online Advent Calendar

In Advent by Jacob McGarry

Westwinds Online Advent Calendar – Day 3

It’s 20 days until Christmas!

Every day of Advent we will present you with treats and tries. Treats are totally free giveaways sponsored by Westwinds and our friends in the community. Tries are challenges designed to help you experience a more meaningful Christmas season.

For today’s giveaway, we’re giving you a downloadable prayer cube. Print off the sheet and fold up a small toy that will help you stay centered in tricky festival circumstances. Prayer doesn’t have to be serious. God wants into every part of your life, even the giggly moments of frustration at a long checkout line.

Download the cube at, or copy the text from below to save on your phone.

Try using these prayers this week, and see if you can discern God’s presence in mundane circumstances. Invite Him to be with you, always.

A prayer with which to bless your family:
The Lord bless you and keep you;
The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you;
The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.
– Numbers 6.24-26

A prayer for when you need a parking space:
O Lord, hear my prayer!
Listen to the words of those who delight in you,
And grant me success!
– Nehemiah 1.11a

A prayer to help you select the perfect gift:
Show me the right path, O Lord;
point out the road for me to follow.
Lead me by your truth and teach me,
for you are the God who saves me.
I put my hope in you.
– Psalm 25.4-7

A prayer for help and strength during stressful situations:
The Lord is my light and my salvation, so why should I be afraid?
The Lord is my fortress, protecting me from danger, so why should I tremble?
Even if I am attacked, I will remain confident.
– Psalm 27.1, 3

A prayer for patience (when you’re in a long line):
Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in Him.
He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress where I will not be shaken.
– Psalm 62.5-8

A prayer to relieve financial stress during the holidays:
Help me give freely, for the generous will prosper and those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed.
– Proverbs 11.24-25