Reading: John 17:1-19Continuing his thoughts about prayer, Dave talks about the way in which everything Jesus did was in line with the Father’s will: He said, “I do nothing on my own initiative“. In the same way, our prayer lives must be much more than a ‘shopping list’. We need to be cultivating a life of prayer which continually draws us deeper into the Lord’s will for our lives.
The four Advent candles are lighted on successive Sundays before Christmas. Opinions differ about the meaning of each candle, and the order!
We’re going with Hope, Joy, Peace and Love. The fifth candle, lighted on Christmas morning, represents Christ.