The second Sunday of advent varies in theme but I have chosen one of the more popular themes peace.
Luke 2:14New International Version (NIV)
“Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to men on whom his favour rests”
Pray: “we thank you God for the the grace and peace you give. As we prepare for Christmas time light of the world shine on us. Help us to share the peace you give” Amen.
(Adapted from an advent liturgy available at engage worship)
Do: Take some time this week for a little contemplation. Remember it doesn’t have to be silent or even very quiet to feel God’s peace (but it doesn’t hurt to be quiet either). Turn off the TV and the radio, put your phone and other distractions out of reach. Close your eyes and take some deep breaths. You may wish to listen to the songs i recommended or to light a candle. However brief this moment may be, just enjoy it.
If you have more time you may want to try some journaling or colouring, if you find this relaxing. This advent star by flame creative would be a lovely activity to do as a whole family, whilst listening to some simple carols.