“We light this candle with expectation, as we allow God’s presence to grow in us giving us birth to the light and redemption Christ brings….”

“God of the Incarnation, give us a greater desire to serve your purposes of love in the world. Fill us with your Holy Spirit, using our lives as receptacles of your grace, that our capacity for carrying your blessing might increase to overflowing, through your Son the Word made flesh. Amen.”

Lighting of the Advent Wreath prayer from the worship bulletin