During this prayer space, we start to prepare ourselves for Christmas by building the Advent wreath and reflect on the value of hope on the first Sunday of Advent.

Equipment: a paper plate, green leaves (fresh or plastic ones), three purple candles, one pink candle, something to hold the candles steady like candle holders, matches

Related to Liturgy: 1st Sunday of Advent

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Do you enjoy unpacking the decorations and transforming the home for Christmas?  Advent season is a time of preparation for the birth of Jesus. During the four weeks in Church, we will see a wreath with 4 coloured candles: 3 purple candles represent hope, love, and peace, while one pink represents joy. Every week we switch on a candle until we switch on a white one in the middle on Christmas day, which means the light Jesus brought to the world with His birth.

  • Distribute the four coloured candles around the plate and the white one in the middle.
  • Decorate the plate with leaves and flowers if you like.
  • Light the first purple candle, which represents hope.
  • Pray that every person finds hope in life closer to God and more peace with those around us.


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