2 candles lit for advent remind us to pray a prayer for the second week of advent.

A Prayer for the Second Week of Advent

The Advent Season is fully upon us, having started on the 4th Sunday before Christmas. Christmas day never changes, but depending on the day of the week, Advent can start on a different date each year. This year, the first Sunday of Advent was December 3rd. So this Sunday, December 10th, is the second Sunday of Advent, traditionally representing peace. Pray this prayer for the second Sunday of Advent throughout this second week of Advent Season.

the second candle in an advent wreath is lit to remind us to pray a prayer for the second week of advent.

This prayer is taken from Guideposts’ “5 Advent Prayers” by Bob Hostetler.

God of Heaven, at the first Christmas Your angel announced, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom His favor rests.” Thank You for the peace Your Son Jesus promised, not as the world gives, but willing, deep, lasting, and abiding peace. Thank You that, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. May the Lord of peace Himself give us peace at all times and in every way.

Grant that, as far as it depends on us, we may live at peace with everyone, making every effort to do what leads to peace. So, let the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, guard our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus and the peace of Christ rule in our hearts, now and forever more. Amen (Luke 2:14; Romans 5:1; 2 Thessalonians 3:16; Romans 14:19; Philippians 4:7; Colossians 3:15).

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Pray this prayer for the second week of Advent as you prepare your heart to recognize the birth of the Prince of Peace.