It is hard for me to fathom that the first Sunday of Advent is a mere 7 days away!
I plan to pick up candles for our Advent Wreath tomorrow or Tuesday, and I will get that set up to go next Sunday.
We will be praying this prayer as we light the candle(s) each night:
BY HENRI J.M. NOUWEN
Lord Jesus, master of both the light and the darkness,
send your Holy Spirit upon our preparations for Christmas.
We who have so much to do seek quiet spaces to hear your voice each day.
We who are anxious over many things look forward to your coming among us.
We who are blessed in so many ways long for the complete joy of your kingdom.
We whose hearts are heavy seek the joy of your presence.
We are your people, walking in darkness, yet seeking the light.
To you we say, "Come Lord Jesus!" Amen.
Because my son's birthday is on the 30th, the wreath is the only special thing we will be doing for Advent until the first day of December. I will be writing a separate post about the rest of our plans.