Gather around your candles. Light prior week’s candle. Read the scripture, speak the prayer, light the candle. For further devotion, read the Christmas Connection.

Scripture ~ John 14:27,16:33

14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. …

16:33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

Prayer of Peace:

Great God of Peace, this season of Advent comes in the year of Covid. Our nation and our communities are divided. We can not even agree on the most basic needs of health. Internally we are fragmenting, frustrated and depressed. We need your peace to overcome and act as glue to bind. To heal us and empower us to be your children – peacemakers in this world. So let Your light of Peace burn in our hearts. Amen. 

Now Light the Purple Candle of Peace

Christmas Connection: Luke 1:67-80