The first candle of Advent is lit…

IMG_7837Our Advent devotional starts December 1st, and anyway, we had supper after dark (and in the Bible the Jewish day started at sunset), so we lit the candle tonight.

Almighty God, give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness, and put upon us the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life, in which thy Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge both the quick and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, now and ever. Amen.

(Book of Common Prayer, Collect for Advent Sunday)

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About Tim Chesterton

Family man, pastor, storyteller, musician, songwriter. E-mail me at timchesterton at outlook dot com
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One Response to The first candle of Advent is lit…

  1. Antonia says:

    Amen, amen, Tim. A blessed Advent to you!

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