Advent Candle Lighting
On the first Sunday in Advent, we lit a candle for Hope.
Today we light a candle for Peace.
As the flame of peace begins to burn, let our hearts be touched, O God,
by your Sacred Spirit who comes to us now as the Holy child of Peace.
Let us listen, O God, for your Spirit in the silence…
Let your Spirit burn in our hearts;
let your Light shine in our world;
and as we wait through the Advent season for the baby Jesus’ birth,
let your ribbon of Peace draw us together into a circle of love
where the Christ can be born today. Amen.