Advent Candle Readings – Expectation, Preparation, Justice, Joy

Short advent-candle lighting scripts with weekly themes of expectation, preparation, justice and joy.

Prayers for Third Sunday of Advent

On the third Sunday of Advent the candle lighting script is based on the theme of justice, and the intercessions call for us to be God’s presence in a broken world.
(Third Sunday of Advent Year C)

Prayers for Second Sunday of Advent

On the second Sunday of Advent the candle lighting script is based on the theme of preparation, and the intercessions ask God to prepare us to reach out to this world.
(Second Sunday of Advent Year C)

Prayers – Loving Your Neighbour

We are called to love God with every part of our being,
to love friends, relations, acquaintances, strangers.
Not just love a bit, but love in abundance.
(30 October-5 November Year B)

Prayers for Strangers at the Gate

Open our eyes to the strangers at the gate:
the newcomer looking for a friendly face;
the huddled, weary migrants searching for a place to call home;
(4-10 September Year B)