Western Road URC's Advent Candle Readings
Diegu: On the first Sunday of Advent, we light a candle, a sign of hope in a world full of shadows.
Andrew: When the candle is burning brightly, we will know that it is time to begin the Christmas festival of lights. We want to be ready to welcome the Light of the World into our lives. At this time help us to think of a more positive future.
Diegu: We Light the candle for Hope
Andrew: From Jeremiah 29 v11 we read” … the Lord plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”. Let this light shine so that we may remember to bring the light of Jesus’ presence to all people. Let Advent Begin: Help us to become beacons of hope, patience, good deeds, justice, love, and peace.
Ann: Prayer of Hope:
We believe in you, Lord
We know that you can help us to love and respect each other more.
You are our light,
The light that overcomes darkness, so we become children of light,
May the light of your love shine through us.
Come, Lord Jesus. Amen