Light one candle for Hope Hope for those who gather with us Hope for those without hope Hope for those alone Hope for those who battle illness of body, mind or spirit Hope for ourselves that our faith might be greater than our fear
Light one candle for Peace Peace in our hearts Peace in our homes Peace in our cities Peace in our church Peace in our world
Light one candle for Joy Joy-hearts open to receive Joy-hands ready to share Joy-bearers ready to be the stained glass window through whom the Grace-light shines Joy-holders that we might see the darkness in another and hold the candle towards the light Joy-watchers as we await Emmanuel "God With Us"
Light one candle for Love
In this week of Love Let us be love good news for those in need of love in-deed right action justice for those forgotten family for those alone hope for those who despair food for those who hunger in body mind spirit. Let us be love And light the candle of love for all God's people
Then... Let us light a candle for peace and be the peace in the lives of others
Let us light a candle for hope and bear the hope in a world yearning
Let us light a candle for joy that we might bring delight to others.
Let us light a candle for love that we might be those about whom others say, "See how they love one another" That we will be a beacon of light for others to follow
Bless us, O Lord and these Thy Advent gifts which we are about to receive