Every year we light candles as we prepare for the coming of Christ. More and more candles mean more and more light, as we watch and wait for Jesus, the Light of the World.
The first candle represents hope; the second candle signifies love; the third candle stands for joy. We light the fourth candle, the candle of peace, and rejoice in the coming of our Savior.
Romans 5: 1 says “Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
God of Hope and Love and Joy, come into our restless lives, renew us and give us peace. Let us follow after the things which make for peace, the things with which we may edify one another.
O God, help us abound in hope, walk in love, experience the fullness of joy, and let your peace rule in our hearts.