And we light the light of Love as the sign of Christ’s presence among us, no matter how dark it may seem. Today we light the fourth candle of Advent, the candle of Love. The first candle on the Advent wreath is called the Prophecy candle, it opens the period that anticipates Christmas and remembers those who first spoke the promise of the coming Christ child. Advent Week 02 - The Candle of Joy. Come and break the chains of injustice, remove disaster, deal with oppressors and bring your joy and harmony to all corners of this world. in Christ the Messiah and in God’s promises.

The candle of this first week of Advent is a candle of hope. The Advent candle lighting readings presented here focus on four things that God gives to us through his Son’s birth: hope, peace, love, and joy. Look at Christmas skits/sketches. The Fourth Candle – a candle of Joy . A reading and prayer for each of your advent candles. This worship resource calls for “more and more candles” to be lit each Sunday in order to emphasize “more and more light”. [Light one of the blue candles.] We look forward to Christmas and to a new and better world beyond. Amen. The pink candle is the third candle of advent which represents joy. November 11, 2014 By liturgylink 4 Comments. Changes…good changes, challenging changes, hard changes…the interesting mosaic of life. It is a testimony to the power of light over darkness.

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See an alternative set of readings based on Expectation, Preparation, Justice and Joy. Reader One: We light the candles of Peace, Hope, Joy and Trust as our circle is complete. It remembers the first in a long line of people who joyfully shared the good news of the Savior's birth. Jesus said “I came so that everyone would have life, life in all its fullness. God gives us a joy that is unconquerable. First Sunday of Advent. The traditional reading for the third Sunday of Advent comes from Philippians 4:4 which says: “Rejoice in the Lord always! Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed; for the Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is his name. Reader 1: Christmas is coming! Today the flame of this candle reminds us of the hope that came to this world when Jesus was born and his presence with us. My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant. More than just a Baby.

Lighting a candle is a simple yet profound act. Devotional: The Unconquerable Gift of Joy. (Light Candles).