LIGHTING A CANDLE IS A PRAYER:
When we have gone,
it stays alight,
kindling in the hearts and minds of others
the prayers we have already offered for them
and for others, for the sad,
the sick, and the suffering –
and the prayers of thankfulness too.
LIGHTING A CANDLE IS A PARABLE:
Burning itself out,
it gives light to others.
Christ gave himself for others.
He calls us to give ourselves too.
LIGHTING A CANDLE IS A SYMBOL:
of love and Hope,
of light and warmth.
Our world needs them all!
Prayer as you light a candle:
Lord, may this candle be a light for you to enlighten me in my decisions, and may it be a fire for you to purify me from all pride and selfishness.
May it be a flame for you to build
warmth into my heart towards my family, my neighbours and all those who meet me.
Through the prayers of Mary, virgin and mother, I place in
your care those I come to remember, especially___.
In leaving this candle, I wish to give you something of myself.
Help me to continue this prayer into everything I do.
May the souls of all the faithfulness departed through the mercy of God rest in peace, Amen 🙏🏽