Greetings on this bright December morning!
We have embarked on the Road of Advent.
This past Sunday we lit the candle of hope and all have been encouraged to create an Advent wreath at home so we can encounter the ritual of candle lighting together.
At a time when we are not altogether, our rituals remind us that we are held in the wide embrace of God’s love and hope.
This year we are standing in need of hope. Advent invites us to name our needs and deepest yearnings.
Feel free to reflect upon these questions:
I feel hope when………………
I witness the in-breaking of hope………………….
I need hope to light the path of ……………..
Let us pray:
God of hope, who brought love into this world,
be the love that dwells between us.
God of hope, who brought peace into this world,
be the peace that dwells between us.
God of hope, who brought joy into this world,
be the joy that dwells between us.
God of hope, the rock we stand upon,
be the centre, the focus of our lives
always, and particularly this Advent time. Amen