Alex read the prayer and David lit the second advent candle in church on Sunday.
O faithful and loving God,
we praise you for your tender compassion and give you thanks for your
steadfast love for us and all creation. Bless us who see the light of this wreath, that we may be strengthened by the hope of your advent among us, and live toward the completion of all things in you. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen