Posted: 07 December 2013

Advent: Transitioning from light

Today we transition from our look at the theme of light and Isaiah 2.1-5, and look ahead to next week's theme, 'A child shall lead them' and Isaiah 11.1-10.

Prayers for Advent

On this eve of the second Sunday of Advent, take a moment to pray for your own Advent journey, that it will be a time for reflection, for increased understanding and a growth in your relationship with God, who loves us.

If you are lighting an Advent candle each week you might like to use this prayer. You will need either one large candle to light each Sunday of Advent or four smaller ones to light one each week.

As you light the second candle, pray:

To all who feel they have no place,
for whom good news is rare.
Bring your light and hope.

As we approach the second week of the great season of Advent, we pray:

Gracious God,
Meet us as we gather
at the dawning of your light.
As we hear again the story of
your love born among us,
strengthen us to face the
darkness of the world.
May we know our gifts and find our voice
and be emboldened to proclaim the joy of your kingdom,
fragile and dependent as a baby,
bright as your love shining
light through the darkness that will never overcome it.
We make this prayer in the name of Jesus, your Son.


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By Mo Baldwin - Church team

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