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Prayers to accompany lighting of the Advent wreath candles

Prayers to accompany lighting of the Advent wreath candles


 

Lighting of the First Advent Candle


As we light our First Advent Candle this week May we open our hearts to the light of Christ. May His light increase in brightness, Through our love and efforts this Advent. Amen.

 

Lighting of the Second Candle


Father, all powerful Lord of Light, May our Advent be a time of preparation. Help us reflect on the power of light to dispel darkness in our world and in our lives. Touch our hearts with the warmth of your love. May the increasing light of these candles brighten our minds and hearts to be steadfast in faith, joyful in hope and untiring in love, so that we are ready again to receive in true peace, Jesus, the Light of the World, our Lord and Saviour. Amen.

 

 

Lighting of the Third Candle 


Lord God, may we, your people, who look forward to the feast of Christmas experience the joy of salvation and celebrate that feast with love and thanksgiving. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

Lighting of the Fourth Candle


Father, all-powerful God, your eternal Word took flesh on our earth when the Virgin Mary placed her life at the service of your plan. Lift our minds in watchful hope to hear the announcing of his glory and open our minds to receive the Spirit who prepares us for this coming. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.


Prayers from the National Centre for Liturgy, Maynooth