Sunday, December 9th is the Second Sunday of Advent.
Many families find that lighting an Advent wreath at home is a meaningful faith practice to add to their Christmas family traditions. Check here each week for a scripture message and prayer that you may use for lighting your family Advent wreath.
Scripture: John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his only son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.
Message: This is the second Sunday in Advent. Today we light two purple candles. Last week, we lit the candle of hope. This week, we light the candle of love. One verse that many memorize and remember on this day is John 3:16. "For God so loved the world...".Some people may not know the love of other people. That makes it harder for them to understand God's love. During Advent, we pray that we may remember God's gift of Jesus to the world and know that God's gift is for all people.
Prayer: Dear God, Thank you for your son, Jesus. Thank you for the words found in our bible that help us remember your love and care. Help us see how we can bring God's message to the people we meet in our schools, at our jobs, and in our neighborhoods. Help us be messengers of God's love for everyone. Amen.