Skip to content
Deacon Keith Fournier Hi readers, it seems you use Catholic Online a lot; that's great! It's a little awkward to ask, but we need your help. If you have already donated, we sincerely thank you. We're not salespeople, but we depend on donations averaging $14.76 and fewer than 1% of readers give. If you donate just $5.00, the price of your coffee, Catholic Online School could keep thriving. Thank you. Help Now >

Advent Wreath Prayer

FREE Class Enroll Now

The following are the Advent wreath prayers that change every week. They are prayed at the lighting of each candle every day during Advent.

Week One:

The first candle is lit, and the prayer for the first week is said.

Priest:

Let us pray.
Stir up Thy might, we beg Thee, O Lord,
and come, so that we may escape through Thy protection
and be saved by Thy help from the dangers
that threaten us because of our sins.
Who livest and reignest for ever and ever.

All: Amen.

During the first week one candle is left burning during the evening meal, at prayers or at bedtime.

Week Two:

Two candles are lit on the second Sunday and allowed to burn as before. The prayer for the week is:

Priest:

Let us pray.
O Lord, stir up our hearts
that we may prepare for Thy only begotten Son,
that through His coming
we may be made worthy to serve Thee with pure souls.
Through the same Christ our Lord.

All: Amen.

Week Three:

Three candles, including the rose candle, are lit on Gaudete, the third Sunday, and during that week. The following prayer is said:

Priest:

Let us pray.
We humbly beg Thee, O Lord,
to listen to our prayers;
and by the grace of Thy coming
bring light into our darkened minds.
Who livest and reignest for ever and ever.

All: Amen.

Week Four:

All four candles are lit on the fourth Sunday and allowed to burn as before. The prayer said the fourth week is:

Priest:

Let us pray.
Stir up Thy might, we pray Thee, O Lord, and come;
rescue us through Thy great strength so that salvation,
which has been hindered by our sins,
may be hastened by the grace of Thy gentle mercy.
Who livest and reignest for ever and ever.

All: Amen.
Deacon Keith Fournier Hi readers, it seems you use Catholic Online a lot; that's great! It's a little awkward to ask, but we need your help. If you have already donated, we sincerely thank you. We're not salespeople, but we depend on donations averaging $14.76 and fewer than 1% of readers give. If you donate just $5.00, the price of your coffee, Catholic Online School could keep thriving. Thank you. Help Now >



More Advent Prayers

Advent is a season observed in many Western Christian churches, a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas.

Filter all 17 prayers by typing in the search box below.

Prayer
Advent Prayer #2
O shepherd of Israel, hearken, O guide of the flock of Joseph! Rouse your power, and come to ...
Advent Prayer
Come, long-expected Jesus. Excite in me a wonder at the wisdom and power of Your Father and ours. ...
Advent Prayer
Father, in the wilderness of the Jordan you sent a messenger to prepare people's hearts for the ...
Advent Prayer
All-powerful God, increase our strength of will for doing good that Christ may find an eager ...
Advent Prayer
Father in heaven, our hearts desire the warmth of your love and our minds are searching for the ...
Advent Prayer
God of power and mercy, open our hearts in welcome. Remove the things that hinder us from receiving ...
Advent Prayer
Father in heaven, the day draws near when the glory of your Son will make radiant the night of the ...
Advent Prayer
Lord God, may we, your people, who look forward to the birthday of Christ experience the joy of ...
Advent Prayer
Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, ever faithful to your promises and ever close to your Church: the ...
Advent Prayer
Lord, fill our hearts with your love, and as you revealed to us by an angel the coming of your Son ...
Advent Prayer
Father, all-powerful God, your eternal Word took flesh on our earth when the Virgin Mary placed her ...
Advent Prayer
Come, long-expected Jesus. Excite in me a wonder at the wisdom and power of Your Father and ours. ...
Advent Wreath Prayer
The following are the Advent wreath prayers that change every week. They are prayed at the lighting ...
Christmas Anticipation Prayer
Hail and blessed be the hour and moment in which the Son of God was born of the most pure ...
Christmas Prayer
Moonless darkness stands between. Past, the Past, no more be seen! But the Bethlehem star may ...
To Our Lady, Mother of Advent
To Our Lady, Mother of Advent O Mother of our Advent, be with us and see to it that he will ...
To Our Lady, Mother of Advent
To Our Lady, Mother of Advent O Mother of our Advent, be with us and see to it that he will ...

More Prayers

Over 3,000 Catholic prayers sorted by topic/keyword. Including morning & night prayers, marriage and basic prayers like Hail Mary, Our Father, Apostles' Creed and many more.

Never Miss any Updates!

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers.

Catholic Online Logo

Copyright 2019 Catholic Online. All materials contained on this site, whether written, audible or visual are the exclusive property of Catholic Online and are protected under U.S. and International copyright laws, © Copyright 2019 Catholic Online. Any unauthorized use, without prior written consent of Catholic Online is strictly forbidden and prohibited.

Catholic Online is a Project of Your Catholic Voice Foundation, a Not-for-Profit Corporation. Your Catholic Voice Foundation has been granted a recognition of tax exemption under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Federal Tax Identification Number: 81-0596847. Your gift is tax-deductible as allowed by law.