Candle

The Light of Christ

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 peace of Christ is complete and lasts forever. 


Take a moment of silence to focus your thoughts. 

Light:

The candle of Hope.

Say: 

We thank you, Jesus, for being our hope.

Light:

The candle of Love.

Say:

We thank you, Jesus, for loving us. 

Light:

The candle of Joy. 

Say:

We thank you, Jesus, for bringing us Joy.

Light:

The candle of Peace.

Read: 

Jesus brought peace to us, not like what the world offers us, but something greater. God’s peace is eternally secure because he has promised to never leave us. He has given us his Spirit to be with and in us until we can again walk Jesus. By his Spirit we too can be peace-bringers. 

Pray:

A prayer of thanksgiving to God for providing Peace through Jesus.

A prayer of request that you might be a bringer of Peace  to your neighbors this Advent season.


The Lighting of the Christ Candle

Read:

John 1:9-14 (NLT Below)

"The one who is the true light, who gives light to everyone, was coming into the world.

He came into the very world he created, but the world didn’t recognize him.  He came to his own people, and even they rejected him. But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God. They are reborn—not with a physical birth resulting from human passion or plan, but a birth that comes from God.

So the Word became human and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father’s one and only Son."

Light:

The Christ Candle.

Say together:

We light the Christ candle in honor of Jesus, our Savior. He is our true hope, our true love, our true joy and our true peace. He was born a baby, lived perfectly, suffered, died, and rose again. He is alive and he reigns, hallelujah! 

Pray:

Thank you, Jesus. Thank you. We ask that your Holy Spirit would guide us into the darkness, equipped with your Light. Amen. 

Rejoice:

Take time to rejoice! For you, maybe that is playing worship music and singing freely. Maybe it is sharing a bottle of wine or kettle of tea and making toasts to all of the ways Jesus has shone his light into your life this year. However it looks, rejoice!