First Week

Hope

Hope is a central theme to the season of Advent and apparent throughout the next four weeks. It is a foundation for our belief that Jesus is coming into our hearts and the world. This first week prepares us to be people of hope and believe that darkness will not prevail, but the light of the world will overcome it.

Advent Wreath Prayer for First Week of Advent
Heavenly Father, as we begin this Advent, give light to our eyes and peace to our hearts. May the Lord find us watching and waiting in hope when He comes.

Begin quote The time of Advent that we begin…returns us to the horizon of hope, a hope that does not disappoint because it is founded on the Word of God. A hope that does not disappoint, simply because the Lord never disappoints! He is faithful! – Pope Francis