Lighting a Candle in Church

Praying with candleOn the right side of church, near the font, you’ll find a stand where you can light a candle – and a card for you to take home – as well as a notebook where you can write down anything or anyone you would like us to pray for.

Often when we pray, it isn’t easy to find words. You may want to say thank you to God, or ask him to be close to someone in need. You may be remembering someone who has died and want to express love, thankfulness and heartache all at the same time. But God always hears what our heart is praying, even when we can’t express it. Lighting a candle can be a prayer without words. Just being still and  holding someone in your heart is enough. When you go home, remember the light of your candle still shining and your prayer which stays as a light in God’s heart even when every other light fails.

“Lord Jesus, let your light of love shine on me today and on everyone I have been praying for. You shared our earthly life and you know and share our every joy and sorrow. Help me to see you more clearly, love you more dearly, follow you more nearly today and every day. Amen”

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