In the second week of Advent, the two candles are sometimes known as the candles of peace. These candles remind us that the angels declared "peace on earth" at the birth of Jesus. Jesus offers us inner calm and peace with others.
“A voice of one calling in the wilderness,
‘Prepare the way for the Lord,
make straight paths for him.
Every valley shall be filled in,
every mountain and hill made low.
The crooked roads shall become straight,
the rough ways smooth.
And all people will see God’s salvation.’”
God our loving God,
You are the God who gives peace.
This second week of Advent,
cause us to remember that
because of Jesus, we can experience a Christmas that may certainly be more frugal but hopefully,
free from turmoil and chaos.
Regardless of our circumstances or our situations,
you offer us peace that passes understanding.
From the Mildmay Chaplains
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