Advent Candle Prayers (Series 2)

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A set of scripture readings (mostly from the day’s assigned lectionary texts) and responsive prayers for the lighting of Advent candles.
(You know what time it is, how it is now the moment for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we became believers; the night is far gone, the day is near. Let us then lay aside the works of darkness and put on the armor of light.)
God of light, as we light this candle in this season of darkness,
our hearts ache for your presence.
   Dawn upon us and be our light.
Spirit of hope, in this season of waiting we turn to you.
    Direct our longing, bless us with your patience, and grant us your hope.
O Loving Christ, keep our spirits awake as we await your coming.
   Clothe us in trust and joy, the the armor of light, the glad raiment of love.
Come, Beloved Jesus, come, and grant us your light. Amen.

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