Advent Prayers : Week III

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 3

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 third candle – a candle of Gratitude in God’s ever deepening presence among us.

The third candle is lit.

May this brightness of this flame of Gratitude remind us that we have been chosen, called to be witnesses with our lives, to the coming of our Christ Child, Jesus, in our world.

 

Reflection Time- Reflect and pray:

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

We pray that the flame of Gratitude burns in our hearts compelling us to greater fidelity as we journey along the way to Bethlehem.

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