Advent Candles Liturgy with Taize & O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Call to Worship
Lord give us peace
Draw us to you God
Our hope is in the Lord
From this time on and forevermore
Light us with your love God
Come let us worship the king of Peace
What do we hope for?
We hope for peace at such a time as this.
Who is our God?
Our God is the God of Peace, let us worship his holy name
How do we know this is God’ time?
There is a time for everything
Even in such a time as this?
Whatever God does endures forever, Come let us watch for God together
Prayer of Confession: Dear God, we confess that we get so busy that we forget. We forget to look for God and we forget to take time to practice peace. Forgive God, we pray. Amean
God of Peace, we have to admit are not a people of peace. We are more into plucking up than planting. We see more times to tear than times to sew. We pray that you teach us more about the time for peace.
Lord God, some days we have nothing but bad timing. Whatever we do is wrong and whatever we say is wrong, and we can’t find the right timing. Help us, we pray. Help us when we are fumbling for the right time. Help us when we feel so full of wrong that peace seems impossible. Gift us with your presence and fill us with your love and peace we pray.
Assurance of Pardon: Our God will give us peace beyond understanding, thus in that promise we can know the truth. In Jesus Christ we are forgiven.
Prayer of Dedication/Closing Prayer: Send us into your world as a people of Peace we pray. Amen
God, grant us enough hope that we can continue to pursue peace, we pray. Amen.
Food for Thought
Sunday School Ideas: Draw times of Day, Create an Advent Calendar and talk about Time, Brainstorm acts of Peace