Today we light the advent candle for PEACE.
Loving God, during this Advent season,
Allow us to feel the excitement and expectation
hope brings into our lives.
May we not only sense your love for us,
but may we share that love with others.
Fill us with the joy of expectancy.
Help us carry God’s message of peace
into our families and communities.
We open ourselves to your transforming Spirit,
and pray we will live in harmony with your will.
3 The Lord will surely comfort Zion
and will look with compassion on all her ruins;
he will make her deserts like Eden,
her wastelands like the garden of the Lord.
Joy and gladness will be found in her,
thanksgiving and the sound of singing.
Pastor Ron Rowbottom