Opening Prayer

Make a simple Advent wreath for the center of your group—three purple candles, one pink, a few evergreens.

LEADER: Advent is the threshold of a new Church year.

ALL: Let us open the door to God’s comings in our lives.

LEADER: We are waiting for the world to turn.

ALL: The days are short, the nights long, the chaos scary.

LEADER: We will celebrate the birth of the Christ child.

ALL: Jesus is the reason for the season, not the sales.

LEADER: Let us be among those of good will who seek peace on Earth.

ALL: Let us make room in our lives for every neighbor.