A wreath of candles like the image above can be a wonderful way to mark the approach of Christmas.  This year, I choose to use ‘used’ candles from my maman’s collection of candles. Lighting them will bring back precious memories of long ago Christmas with my parents.

An Advent Prayer

Father, please give me eyes to see you in every encounter and strength to align my life with you, so that I’m ready for the coming of Jesus whatever the hour and day.  Thank you for the immense love you show me, especially in sending  your only Son.  Amen.