“Dear God, our world seems to be in darkness at times. We need Your Light of hope and love. You gave us that light through your Son, our Savior, Jesus Christ. Please help us in this time of waiting to prepare our hearts and our homes to receive the One who said, “I am the light of the world.” We pray this in the name of the Son you sent so that we might have hope and life. Amen.”
“Seeds of Hope: In A Time of Waiting” is an Advent resource that includes Advent candle lighting liturgies for church and home as well as action items that provide opportunities for individuals, families, and/or congregational engagement during the season of Advent. These resources were written by Bishop Sandra Steiner Ball especially for United Methodists in The West Virginia Conference.