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Four Candles

Four candles of Advent
Helped us to prepare
The light of our journey
There’s still time, be aware

Four candles are lit
With message, declare
For what we’ve been waiting
The time now is near

Four candles reminding
Our reflection to share
Good works and penance
Rejoicing and prayer

Four candles are glowing
Our inner light here
In sizes ascending
To show our way, clear

Four candles are shining
Rejoice with great cheer
The one light of Christmas
Soon will appear

The Great Annunciation

The great Annunciation
Holy is his name
In our thoughts and acts
What do we proclaim?

Here a new beginning
Of Advent to prepare
Let our meditation be
A transforming prayer

With gifts of greatest treasure
More than we could afford
Let out soul proclaim
The greatness of the Lord

Our sins have been forgiven
A free gift that we share
Let our Spirit rejoice
In our Savior, we declare

An unworthy sinner be
Wrapped in His holiness
For He has looked upon
Us in our lowliness

Fear conquered by love
In His arms we can rest
From this moment, now on
We are all called blessed

In His incarnation
To all the earth exclaim
For He’s has done great things for me
And Holy is His name

Preparing

On this soft autumn dawn
Of deep colors light
The winds of autumn
Shares an insight

Trees of surrender
Bear witness to earth
To nourish to soil
In hope of rebirth

A whisper of wisdom
Of silence prevails
A knowing is stirring
Of what it entails

A time of the soul
A blessing is sent
One of preparing
For sacred Advent

Two Truths of Advent

Come listen beloved
Two truths be aware
The birth of our Lord and
His return drawing near

The first is the answer
For the second, prepare
His incarnate dwelling
Be within you here

A time of waiting
Of joy to share
Of anticipating
The Word to appear

In this Advent season
Let our way be clear
Not to the store
But one body in prayer

Season of Need

What do you want for Christmas?
A truth to concede
What is the precious gift
That we truly need?

In this advent season
A thought to begin
Do we need someone
To save us from our sin?

In our deepest sorrows
So difficult to cope
Do we need a Savior
To be our source of hope?

And of our fear of death
Our challenges and strife
Do we need the peace
Of eternal life?

Let our hearts be longing
Desire when we pray
Anticipating joy
Of Christ on Christmas day

4 Words for Advent

Four words for Advent
To help us prepare
Dwelling within
To bring them to prayer

First is of planning
A purposeful season
To make this time special
As Christ is the reason

Of anticipation
Hope to enjoy
Setting the mood
A soul of great joy

Of the incarnation
The Word became flesh
Of innocence humble
A babe in a creche

Of sweet contemplation
Let’s dwell in the Word
Through Matthew and Luke
Our story be heard

Advent of Longing

Four weeks set aside
One purpose belonging
With prayer of the heart
Of our great longing

For God will not give
What we don’t desire
We ask for Him here
Await what will transpire

Hope in our soul
With faith trust in thee
Our focus of prayer
One of simplicity

We anticipate
Your will to be done
We long and we thirst
For the gift of Your Son!

In Advent

In advent of the dawning light
Still waters flow in colors bright

Let us build a little nest
A prayerful place for soul to rest

Stay awake soul to prepare
Tween heavens way and devil’s snare

May Spirit guide in season blessed
Commitment to the way professed