Hope is here: prayers for Advent
For 2021, JPIT has produced five Advent candle-lighting prayers, for the four Sundays in Advent and Christmas Eve/Christmas Day services.
These new prayers are themed around peace and justice, and are suitable for all kinds of services which feature the lighting of advent candles.
For each week of Advent, there is a six-per-page printable to distribute to your in-person congregation – this can be printed double-sided if you wish. There is also a one-per-page printable for up-front use each week.
For services or personal reflection:
Text you can paste into your church notice sheet:
If you want to go deeper into the justice themes in our Advent readings, we have five short podcasts reflecting on the Gospel reading for each week of Advent. You can listen at ‘Politics in the Pulpit’ wherever you find your podcasts, at politicsinthepulpit.podbean.com, or below:
For more inspiration and ideas, you might wish to take a look at previous reflections and poetry from JPIT for Advent 2018.