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Monthly prayers

This December, use our candle lighting prayers for your worship throughout Advent.

Give light, give hope


First Sunday of Advent: Hope for all God's people

We light this candle for all God's people,
struggling to be bearers of hope
in a troubled world.
God, as we wait for your promise
Give light, give hope.


Second Sunday of Advent: The prophets

We light this candle for all God's prophets,
confronting injustice and restoring the dream
of a world of freedom and peace.
God, as we wait for your promise
Give light, give hope.


Third Sunday of Advent: John the Baptist

We light this candle for all God's messengers,
preparing the way for change,
signs pointing to a new age to come.
God, as we wait for your promise
Give light, give hope.


Fourth Sunday of Advent: Mary

We light this candle for all God-bearers,
saying 'yes' to God's challenge,
accepting the pain and joy of an unknown future.
God, as we wait for your promise
Give light, give hope.


Christmas Day: The birth of Christ

We light this candle for the newborn Christ,
reawkening hope and faith-
the Word embodied for our time.
God, as we wait for your promise
Give light, give hope.


Jan Berry from Candles and Conifers, by Ruth Burgess (Wild Goose Publishing)

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