This was written to be used as a responsive prayer during the lighting of advent candles.  The leader says the bits in normal text and the congregation responds with the text in bold.  It can add some depth to the ritual of lighting the candles, whilst being simple enough for all ages to understand. 

 

As we light our advent candle
Light of the world, shine on us. 
As we prepare for Christmas time

Light of the world, shine on us.

In this world of pain and darkness,
Light of the world, shine through us. 
To all the people who don’t know you,
Light of the world, shine through us.

Jesus you are coming again,
Light of the world, light the way. 
In our service here today
Light of the world, light the way.

(C) Sam Hargreaves/engageworship.org