Western Road URC's Advent Candle Readings
Katya: On the third Sunday of Advent, we light a candle. Our hope grows stronger, and our joy grows brighter as we prepare to celebrate Christ’s coming. We remember also in this time of shadows those whose tears still water the ground with sadness, and we pray that God will bring all people home with shouts of joy.
We Light the candle for Joy
Katya: “We read from 1 Chronicles 16v32-34 “Let the sea roar, and all that fills it; let the fields be jubilant and everything in them! Then shall the trees of the forest sing for joy before the Lord, for he comes to judge the earth. Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!””
Josia: Prayer of Joy:
Jesus we want your coming to make a difference in how we live and love.
Open our hearts to hear you telling us how we can bring peace and joy to others.
Help us appreciate more the amazing natural world around us,
Help us appreciate the joy experienced by the Wise Men following the star to baby Jesus.
Help us follow the right path
Come Lord Jesus Amen.