Advent Wreath: Lighting the Candle of Peace
Today we remember Jesus, and we light the candle of PEACE. Jesus was born into the world to take our fears and replace them with the assurance of eternal life at peace with God.
Scripture: Luke 2:10-14 “’Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.’ Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”
Candle Lighting: Relight the first three candles and then light the last candle; as you are lighting the candles say: Today we relight the candles of hope, recalling God’s promise; the candle of Joy, reminding us of the joy found in Him; and the candle of Love remembering that Jesus was sent because of God’s great love for us. Now we light the candle of Peace. We celebrate the announcement of the coming King and the greatness of God’s love revealed through the Christ child.
Prayer: Father, we thank you for revealing yourself through Jesus, and we praise you for the greatness of your love. Help us to share your peace with others and live our lives more like Christ every day. In His name we pray. Amen.