Advent Reflections and Prayers

December 1, 2019

From the Scottish Episcopal Church website

Throughout Advent there will be a reflection or prayer from various voices throughout the Church. They will be published on social media and on our website.

The first reflection, for Advent Sunday comes from the Most Rev Mark Strange, Bishop of Moray, Ross & Caithness and Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church:

A candle burns in the darkness“As we enter the season of Advent we are reminded of the importance of hope.

“At this moment our society is becoming increasingly fractured. Many of us are frightened. Many of us are alone. Many of us have lost trust in our national and local institutions.

“We worry for our friends and family. We are frightened for the environment. We are increasingly disconnected from those around us.

“During this Advent season we will hear stories, reflections and prayers on the many ways the Church responds to these worries and cares. We pray for those who work to help others, especially at this time of year. We are reminded of our duty of care to our neighbours. We pray that we can find the strength to do more.

“And we pray that we will never forget hope. That we keep the Advent Candle lit. The hope of the coming of Christ.”