Lighting a candle

Votive candlesJesus said: “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will
never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12)

Lighting a candle is a tangible action we can take to mark our
desire to make our prayer real. We want the light of Christ to
shine into the darkness that our prayer is attempting to address.
As we consciously place our issue of concern in the presence of
God, a sense of peace can return as we allow God’s power of love
to act in the situation. So as you light a candle, make you prayer
and place your concern in to God’s care.

Prayer before lighting a candle

Lord God, you know my inmost thoughts and concerns.
May your light of love shine more clearly in my life and those for whom I pray.
Fill us with the light of your truth. Guide us with your wisdom and
warm us with the fire of your love.
For the sake of your Son our Savour, may you accept this prayer. Amen.