Daily Lighting of the Advent Wreath
The Sign of the Cross
Our help is in the name of the Lord.
R/. Who made heaven and earth.
A song may be sung as the candle is lighted
O come, O come, Emmanuel,
And ransom captive Israel,
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel!
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Lord our God,
We praise you for your Son, Jesus Christ:
He is Emmanuel, the hope of the peoples,
He is the Wisdom that teaches and guides us,
He is the Savior of every nation.
Let your blessing come upon us
as we light the candles of this wreath.
May the wreath and its light
be a sign of Christ’s promise to bring us salvation.
May He come quickly and not delay.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
May the Lord bless us,
protect us from all evil,
and bring us everlasting life.