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Advent Candle 2

December 6, 2011 by  
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Last Sunday we lit the first candle on our Advent  Crown, the candle of hope.  Today is the second Sunday of Advent, and we light the candle of peace that recalls the peace we have in Christ.
The prophet Isaiah called the  Messiah, “the Prince of Peace.”  Through John the Baptist and the prophets before him, God asks us to prepare our hearts, minds and souls to receive the “Prince of Peace.” Our hope is in God, and in his son Jesus Christ and he himself is our peace. 
We light this candle to recall the peace we have in Christ, to remember that he himself is our peace and he brings peace to all who put their faith and trust in him.

The second candle is then lit by one of the children.

Lighting the second candle on the Advent Crown
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For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. … Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. Let not your hearts be troubled neither be afraid. 
We pray:
Loving God, we thank you for the peace you give us in and through Jesus Christ. 
Help us prepare our hearts to receive Him. 
Bless our praise and our prayers and our life and work as a church and enable us to live in peace. 
Through Jesus Christ our Lord who taught us when we pray to say … The Lord’s Prayer



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