Advent Prayers : Week I

Advent Wreath

Advent Wreath Prayer

Loving God, bless this advent wreath.

May its ever-greenness be a sign of life and of light in the midst of the darkness of Winter. May the candles that burn brightly upon it remind us of Your Son, Jesus, who is the light of the world.

As we light each of these candles this Advent, may we rekindle within ourselves the desire to prepare the way for the birth of Christ.

Week 1

We pray that the richness of God’s blessing rests upon this Advent wreath, upon our home and upon each of us. As we light this first candle – a candle of Faith in God’s ever deepening presence among us.

The first candle is lit.

May the brightness of this light of faith draw us to be in communion with all, in a spirit of simplicity and compassion.

Reflection Time - Reflect and pray:

What is the meaning of Faith in your life? How does your experience of Faith influence your personal growth and your relationships with others?

We pray that this flame of faith burns in our hearts to inspire us, enlighten us, encourage us, confirm us, and strengthen us; that we may be better prepared to serve our communities, especially those in need.

We make our prayer in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.