Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Phil 4:6-7

Sunday, December 01, 2013

The Advent Wreath Blessing

If you would like to bless your Advent wreath (or fire-proof wreath) today, below is a short blessing and a prayer for grace during Advent.

Advent Wreath Blessing

Leader: Our help is in the name of the Lord.

 All: Who made heaven and earth.

 Leader: O God, by whose Word all things are sanctified, pour forth Your blessing upon this wreath and grant that we who use it may prepare our hearts for the coming of Christ and may receive from You abundant graces. We ask this through Christ our Lord.

 All: Amen.

 The wreath would then be sprinkled with holy water.

This blessing can then be used during dinner grace as the weekly candle(s) is lit:

Advent Table Blessing

Leader (dad):
Blessed are You, Lord, God of all creation; 
in the darkness and in the light.

Blessed are You
in this food and in this sharing.

Blessed are You as we wait in joyful hope 
for the coming of Our Savior, Jesus Christ.

All respond:
For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are Yours, now and forever.

Come, Lord Jesus!

Come, quickly!


  1. Yay! Thanks for this. I was about to do a Google search but you made it easier. Happy Advent!

  2. I live to make your life easier. ;-)


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