Without peace, we have no solace, no fulfillment.
As we continue the season of Advent, we wait in hopeful anticipation of the peace the Christ-child will bring to a weary world.
We seek to live as a people of peace, working toward a world free of violence and vengeance, where all can live free of abuse and fear.
We light this candle to symbolize the peace of Christ’s presence.
We gather to share this peace with one another.
For the second week in Advent, we focus on peace. In John 14:27, Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.” Two purple candles are lit. Prince of Peace, reveal yourself to us today. We need peace in our lives, our homes, our families, our church, and our whole world. Help us to slow down and seek out the peace you provide, so we may become peacemakers for ourselves and others. In your name, Prince of Peace, we pray. Amen.