Blessing of the Advent Wreath

Lord God, let your blessing come upon us as we gather near the Advent wreath. May it be a sign of hope for us this Advent. May each candle be a sign of your promise to bring us salvation. May your Spirit guides us and touch our hearts and lives throughout this season and in the new year. We ask this through your son, Jesus, our Lord. All: Amen Light the candle. Leader: Let us bless the Lord. All: Thanks be to God.