PRAYERS WHILE LIGHTING THE ADVENT  WREATH
THE SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT
- light 2 purple candles
Lord God, we light this candle to thank you for your Son our Savior Jesus Christ, who is the way we who like sheep have gone astray have found the way to you through Jesus Christ. We give you thanks and praise in Jesus' name, because he lives and reigns with you in your glory, and in the unity of the Holy Spirit, AMEN.
BACK TO ADVENT
THE THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT
- light 3 purple candles
Lord God we light this candle to thank you for your Son our Savior Jesus Christ, who brings us  great joy. We who have walked in the shadow of the valley of death have found life in the resurrection of Jesus Christ. We give you thanks and praise in Jesus' name, because he lives and reigns with you in your glory, and in the unity of the Holy Spirit. AMEN
THE FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT
- light one purple candle
Prayer:
Lord God, we light this candle to thank you for your Son our Savior Jesus Christ, who is the light of the world. We who have sat in darkness have seen the great light, the light of Jesus Christ, our salvation. We give you thanks and praise in Jesus' name, because He lives and reigns with you in your glory, and in the unity of the Holy Spirit. AMEN
THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT
- light all the purple candles
Lord God, we light this candle to thank you for your Son our Savior Jesus Christ, who is the Prince of Peace. We who live in discord and strife have found peace in the promise of eternal life through Jesus Christ. We give you thanks and praise in Jesus' name, because he lives and reigns with you in your glory, and in the unity of the Holy SPirit. AMEN
ON CHRISTMAS EVE (if you have a white candle in the middle)
Light all candles
We praise you, Lord God, because on this day, your WOrd became flesh in our Saviour Jesus Christ, was born of a woman, and walked among us as a man. Help us to imitate your incarnation by manifesting  our faith in our conduct as well as in our speech. To you, O Lord, we give our honor, praise, worship, and love, in the most holy and precious name of the One who is born today; because he lives and reigns with you in your glory, and in the unity of the Holy Spirit. AMEN