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We hear it over and over. “Advent is a time of preparation, like waiting for a baby’s birth.” Guess what. It’s not a metaphor! Or a simile, or whatever. Advent is not like waiting for a baby’s birth. Advent IS waiting for baby Jesus’ birth.
Last Sunday I bought advent candles at church and a small card with a prayerful reflection came with it. One short line of prayer for each week. This was perfect for my family, and my two small children have loved lighting the advent candle in anticipation of Christmas. Below are the prayers: 1. Longing: O God,…