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3 lit candles remind us to pray a prayer for the third week of Advent.

A Prayer for the Third Week of Advent

December 17 is the 3rd Sunday of Advent, traditionally representing joy. Spend some time with this prayer for the third week of Advent and let God fill you with joy.

The third candle of an Advent wreath is lit reminding us to pray a prayer for the third week of Advent.

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

Heavenly Father, let all who take refuge in You be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Please fill me with joy in Your presence, with eternal pleasures at Your right hand. Grant that as Jesus promised, His joy may be in us and our joy may be complete.

Fulfill His promise that, though we may grieve, our grief will turn to joy, and no one will take away our joy. Teach us to always pray with joy, giving joyful thanks to the Father, Who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of His holy people in the kingdom of light. And grant us such love and faith in You that we may be filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy. Amen (Psalm 5:11, 16:11; John 15:11, 16:20, 16:22; Philippians 1:4; Colossians 1:12; 1 Peter 1:8).

Now listen to this inspirational message from Abide on joy, based on Romans 15:13.

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