First in Advent: HOPE
Advent Guide: Lord Jesus Christ, You are the Hope Bringer of the Universe, whose gracious promises strengthen our faith and brighten the spirits of our people.
All: You bring justice and righteousness to the Earth. You save the world from sin and free us from our fears.
(Lighting of First Purple Advent Candle)
Advent Guide: Lord Jesus, Your Everlasting Light restores our eternal hopes. You are our Righteousness and Redeemer forever. Amen.
Second in Advent: LOVE
Advent Guide: Lord Jesus Christ, You are the Almighty Messenger, sent from heaven to proclaim God’s Gracious Love to the people of this planet.
All: You have freely come among us to lovingly challenge our beliefs and change our ways.
(Lighting of Two Purple Advent Candles)
Advent Guide: Lord Jesus, sanctify our people and make us acceptable to You. Reclaim and restore us to God’s Everlasting Love. Amen.
Third in Advent: JOY
Advent Guide: Lord Jesus Christ, You are the Everlasting Joy of God’s Heart and the Holy Savior of the nations.
All: You come among us to release us from our burdens and take great delight in our eternal happiness.
(Lighting of Two Purple candles and the Pink Joy Candle)
Advent Guide: Lord Jesus, quieten us with Your Precious Love and fill our spirits with heavenly joy. Amen.
Fourth in Advent: PEACE
Advent Guide: Lord Jesus Christ, You are the Strength of God and the Sacred Shepherd of our souls.
All: Your greatness is amongst us and Your power reaches out to the ends of the Earth.
(Lighting of Three Purple Candles & Pink Candle)
Advent Guide: Lord Jesus, let us live securely in Your peace and be blessed forever by Your Holy Name. Amen.