The Advent Wreath is a tradition that the Church has practiced for centuries! Each Sunday of Advent another candle is lit in honor of what Christ brought to us by becoming the incarnate God.
The ring, often made of evergreen leaves, represents eternity. The Joy found in the promises of our God will last forever.
Take a moment of silence to focus your thoughts.
The candle of Hope.
We thank you, Jesus, for being our hope.
The candle of Love.
We thank you, Jesus, for loving us.
The candle of Joy.
We light the candle of Joy. Joy is more than happiness. It cannot be stolen or crushed by circumstances, but endures because it is rooted in God’s eternal goodness. Joy is a marker found in all of those who have chosen to truly trust God with their lives.
A prayer of thanksgiving to God for providing Joy through Jesus.
A prayer of request that you might be a bringer of Joy to your neighbors this Advent season.