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Advent Prayers and Lighting the Candles

Just for Kids

Advent Candle Descriptions and Prayers are provided to be guided by


a parent or a Sunday school teacher.

HOPE - (Prophet's candle) blue or purple


FAITH (Bethlehem's candle) blue or purple
JOY (Shepherds candle) pink
PEACE (Angels candle) blue or purple
LOVE (Christ Candle) white

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ADVENT HOPE

Week 1: Hope Advent Prayer

Teacher: This first Advent Sunday is about the Prophets who foretold us of
the coming of the Christ Child. As we light the first purple (or blue) candle,
we are reminded of the HOPE we have in Jesus.
Child 1: (Lights the first purple or blue candle).
Teacher: Let us pray.
Teacher: Lord, you are the light of our world.
Children: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel.
Teacher: O gracious God of earth and heaven, as we prepare to worship
together let us be reminded of your wonderful plan of salvation. Help us to
grow as we hear Your Word and live in Your love.
Children: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel.
Teacher: May the light of your love always shine in our hearts.
Children: Amen.

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ADVENT FAITH

Week 2: Faith Advent Prayer

Teacher: The first Advent Sunday was about the Prophets who foretold us
of the coming of the Christ Child. We were reminded of the HOPE we have
in Jesus.
Child 1: (Lights the first purple or blue candle).
Teacher: The candle for this week is about the FAITH of Mary and Joseph
on the Bethlehem trip.
Child 2: (Lights the second purple or blue candle).
Teacher: Let us pray.
Teacher: Lord, you are the light of the world.
Children: Thank you for the faith of Mary and Joseph traveling to
Bethlehem.
Teacher: O gracious God, we know that without faith, it is impossible to
please God.
Children: Thank you for faith!
Teacher: May your faith continue to grow and be established in our hearts.
Children: Amen.

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ADVENT JOY
Week 3: Joy Advent Prayer

Teacher: The first Advent Sunday was about the Prophets who foretold us
of the coming of the Christ Child. We were reminded of the HOPE we have
in Jesus.
Child 1: (Light the first purple or blue candle).
Teacher: The second candle was about the FAITH of Mary and Joseph on
the Bethlehem trip.
Child 2: (Light the second purple or blue candle)
Teacher: This week we light the pink candle. The pink candle represents
the JOY of the Shepherds.
Child 3: (Lights the pink candle)
Teacher: Let us pray.
Teacher: Lord, thank you for the joy of your salvation.
Children: Thank you for the joy you give.
Teacher: O gracious God, may our joy increase as we study your Word
and live in your love.
Children: Thank you for the joy you gave the shepherds.
Teacher: May the light of your joy always shine in our hearts.
Children: Amen.

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ADVENT PEACE
Week 4: Peace Advent Prayer

Teacher: The first Advent Sunday was about the Prophets who foretold us
of the coming of the Christ Child. We were reminded of the HOPE we have
in Jesus.
Child 1: (Lights the first purple or blue candle).
Teacher: The second candle was about the FAITH of Mary and Joseph on
the Bethlehem trip.
Child 2: (Lights the second purple or blue candle)
Teacher: The third week we lit the pink candle. The pink candle represents
the JOY of the Shepherds.
Child 3: (Lights the pink candle)
Teacher: Today we light another blue (purple) which stands for PEACE
and the Angels.
Child 4: (Lights the third purple or blue candle)
Teacher: Let us pray.
Teacher: Lord, you desire to bring peace to our world.
Children: Peace on earth goodwill to all people.
Teacher: O gracious God, as the angels spoke peace many years ago on
that starry night, help our words to be seasoned with your peace in our
church and home.
Children: Peace on earth goodwill to all people.
Teacher: Shine the peace of your love within our hearts this Christmas
season.
Children: Amen.
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ADVENT LOVE
Week 5: Love Advent Prayer

Teacher: The first Advent Sunday was about the Prophets who foretold us
of the coming of the Christ Child. We were reminded of the HOPE we have
in Jesus.
Child 1: (Lights the first purple or blue candle).
Teacher: The second candle was about the FAITH of Mary and Joseph on
the Bethlehem trip.
Child 2: (Lights the second purple or blue candle)
Teacher: The third week we lit the pink candle. The pink candle represents
the JOY of the Shepherds.
Child 3: (Lights the pink candle)
Teacher: Last week we lit the last blue (purple) which stands for PEACE
and the Angels.
Child 4: (Lights the third purple or blue candle)
Teacher: Our final Advent candle stands for LOVE, and it is white. White
stands for purity. White reminds us of the purity of the Christ Child who was
sinless and holy.
Child 5: (Lights the white candle)
Teacher: Let us pray.
Teacher: Lord, your love is greater than the whole world.
Children: It is wider than the ocean.
Teacher: O gracious God of promise, we prepare to worship together as
we await the fulfillment of your wondrous plan. Help us to grow as we hear
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Your Word and live in your love.


Children: It is higher than the mountain.
Teacher: May the light of your love always shine in our hearts.
Children: Amen.
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