One of the main themes of Advent is about darkness and light. The nights are drawing in and the days are getting shorter. But at the same time, Christians are called to be salt and light – ambassadors for Christ amid the darkness of the world. Of course, we can only be light because of the light of Jesus going ahead of us and shining within us.
This specially written booklet, put together by members of the Worship, Prayer and Spirituality Group, has been created as a resource to use during this season of Advent. There are lots of ways in which you might use this booklet. Some people will simply use them on their own as part of their own existing pattern of daily prayer. But you might also be able to gather together with others to pray, whether in church or at home. Praying together builds up our common life as the people of God and as the Diocese of Gloucester.