A second purple candle is lit on the second Sunday of Advent to represent the hope of Christ coming to the world. Hope has two meanings in the bible: First, tiqvah, depicts the sense of eager anticipation or waiting. The second, elpis, is used when explaining a sense of confident expectation based on certainty. Biblical hope is secured by God’s faithfulness to His promises. Join our Brothers this week as they continue to pray in a special way each week while lighting the candles of the Advent wreath.

God of timeless grace,
you fill us with joyful expectation.
Make us ready for the message that prepares the way,
that with uprightness of heart and holy joy
we may eagerly await the kingdom of your Son, Jesus Christ,
who reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, now and for ever.