Here’s a short litany for the lighting of the second Advent candle (Year A)…or you could use it as a call to worship and opening invocation. It was written by Rev. Susan A. Blain, and posted on the Worship Ways website.
Candle Litany and Prayer
(inspired by Isaiah 11: 1-10 and Matthew 3:2)
We dream God’s dream, of a world at peace
Where enemies are reconciled, and children play in safety;
Where the poor and powerless find justice.
We remember God’s promise of a Ruler of Peace,
Filled with the Spirit of God, of wisdom and understanding,
Of counsel and might, of justice and faithfulness.
We light this Advent candle, and we pray:
Come Lord Jesus!
Open our lives to the Peace which you bring;
let us turn to you, and get ready!
~ written by Rev. Susan A. Blain, in To Dream God’s Dream: Service Prayers for the Second Sunday of Advent. Posted on the United Church of Christ’s Worship Ways website. http://www.ucc.org/worship/worship-ways/year-a/ace/advent-service-prayers.html