Our Strength and our illumination
As we enter the Advent season please give us hope.
As we journey to the stable let us be lifted.
Let us not be deterred or turned away by materialism
Or by the sparkle of false idols.
We know your Son is the light we seek.
His birth is celebrated every year as a reminder.
You sent Him to us to illuminate our lives
And show us how to live, live in the light of love.
Lord forgive us please for forgetting to have hope,
And for making excuses and delaying.
Advent is a time of introspection and waiting
But above all it is a time of great anticipation,
Of the coming Light.
Jesus is our torch and our delight
He is our Hope.