ADVENTure is a self-directed prayer walk pondering the true meaning of Christmas. You can read all about it here, as well as learn how you can do this as interactive prayer walk for your church or ministry.
This Sunday, December 6th is the second Sunday of Advent. As we consider the true meaning of CHRISTmas we light our second candle of the Advent Wreath; the Candle of PEACE, and we consider the shepherds who came and worshiped and wondered at Jesus’ birth.
Candle of Peace: The Shepherds
Read: Luke 2:8-20
The shepherds were a forgotten lot – vital to life in the Ancient Near East, but on the margins of society. They were poor, neglected, and unimportant in the eyes of man.
But God didn’t forget them – he sent them a heavenly chorus and a beautiful promise of PEACE.
Who is forgotten, poor, neglected, unimportant and on the margins of our world today?
Make a bookmark. Write that marginalized person/people group down on the bookmark. Place it in your Bible as a reminder. When you see it, pray for these people.
Father God, we ask you to bring
(your person/people group)
a heavenly visitation
to usher PEACE into their lives.
We ask this now in Your Powerful Name, Amen.
For your use:
Here is a .pdf file of this meditation for your use: ADVENT 2 Candle of Peace. Please see the ADVENTure Prayer Walk post for further resources and instructions. Should you have any questions, please comment below.
Missed other ADVENTure Prayer Walk posts? See:
- 1st Sunday of Advent: Candle of HOPE: the Wise Men
- 2nd Sunday of Advent: Candle of PEACE: the Shepherds
- 3rd Sunday of Advent: Candle of JOY: Mary
- 4th Sunday of Advent: Candle of LOVE: Joseph
- Christmas Eve or Day: CHRIST Candle
And may God bless you with PEACE, Jody