A prayer for lighting the second candle on the Advent ring. This prayer draws on the readings set for the Second Sunday of Advent, Year A in Church of England Revised Common Lectionary.
Advent 2 (Year A)
God of hope,
your prophet spoke of an end to enmity,
when peace and harmony
would be led by a little child.
May this light encourage us as we live
in eager longing for his kingdom.
Straighten our paths that his way
may be prepared
in wisdom, understanding and wonder.
Come, Lord Jesus. Amen.
© Ian Black 2013