ADVENT 2021

Week 2
Dec 5th thru Dec. 11th

 

Week 2

Daily Reflections

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Opening Song

Glory (Let There Be Peace)
Matt Maher
 

Opening Prayer

O Emmanuel,
may this wreath and its light remind us
that it is Jesus who came to fulfill all our desires.
Bless this wreath and all who gather around it
as we prepare our hearts to celebrate Christmas.
 
Come, Lord Jesus, bring HOPE, PEACE, JOY, and LOVE to our world.
 
(Light the second candle of the Advent Wreath; Purple)
 

Scripture Reading

A Reading from the Book of the Prophet Baruch.
 
Take off your robe of mourning and misery;
put on forever the splendor of glory from God:
 
wrapped in the mantle of justice from God,
place on your head the diadem
of the glory of the Eternal One.
 
For God will show your splendor to all under the heavens;
you will be named by God forever:
the peace of justice, the glory of God’s worship.
 
(Baruch 5:1-4)
 
 

Reflection

PEACE is more than just a feeling. PEACE is a part of who we are because we have been chosen by God to be His special people. As His special people God gives us special treatment … PEACE … glory … and most especially He gives us His Son … Jesus … the Prince of PEACE.
 
 
 

Children’s Video

The Wreath
Brother Francis
 

Meditation

For Unto Us  –  PEACE
by Lo Alaman
 

Questions to Contemplate

What makes you sad and miserable?
 
What do you need for an attitude adjustment?
 
What makes you happy and brings you PEACE?
 
How does the Prince of Peace making His home among us bring us PEACE?
 
In what ways is the PEACE of Jesus a part of who we are?
 
 
 

Closing Prayer

Jesus, Desire of Nations, You entered our world on Christmas as the Prince of Peace. This Advent, as we strive to better follow Your guidance, fill us with a deep and abiding Peace. Help us share that Peace with everyone we encounter, especially those who need it most.
 
 

Closing Song

O Come, O Come Emmanuel
For King and Country