Prayer For Candle Lighting
Lord Jesus, look kindly on my work and the work of my friends today.
Help us in our difficulties and decisions.
May this candle be a light for you to enlighten me. May it be a fire for you to burn out of me all pride, selfishness and impurity. May it be a flame for you to bring warmth into my heart; warmth towards my family, my neighbours and all whom I meet.
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Jesus, through the hands of Mary, Virgin and Mother, I place in your care, this, my special intention (Share your request)
By sharing this candle, I wish to give you something of myself; the love in my heart.
Jesus, help me to live close to you in prayer today.
Thank you, Jesus. Amen.
We give you thanks O God,
For this happy moment
And we ask that as we are one,
In this circle of light
We may always be one with you
In the circle of your loving presence.
As we now bring fire to this candle wick,
Making it glow with light,
May we also bring the fire of love,
To this time of prayer and worship.
May this holy candle send forth dancing rays,
Like sunrise on the most glorious morning,
And may these rays of light,
Encircle us and those we love.
Set our hearts on fire with love for you, O Christ our God
So that in its flame we may love you with all our heart,
With all our mind, with all our soul, and with all our strength,
And our neighbors as ourselves,
So that by keeping your commandments we may glorify you,
The giver of all good gifts.
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 neighbors and all
those who meet me.
Through the prayers of Mary, virgin and mother, I place in your care those I come to remember,
In leaving this candle, I wish to give you something of myself.
Help me to continue this prayer into everything I do this day.
Lord Jesus Christ, true light that enlightens every man who comes into this world,
Bestow thy blessing upon these candles, and sanctify them with the light of thy grace.
As these tapers burn with visible fire and dispel the darkness of night,
So may our hearts with the help of thy grace be enlightened by the invisible fire of the splendor of
the Holy Ghost, and may be free from all blindness of sin.
Clarify the eyes of our minds that we may see what is pleasing to thee and conducive to our
After the dark perils of this life, let us be worthy to reach the eternal light.
Through thee, Jesus Christ, Savior of the world, who in perfect Trinity liveth and reigneth, God, forever and ever.
Dear God, our loving Father,
The candles we have lit represent each and every one of us whose lives have been touched and
changed forever by cancer.
Their light also reminds us of Jesus Christ, Your Son, who is the light of the world and the light in
Give us, we pray, comfort in our anxiety and fear, courage and strength in our suffering, patience
and compassion in our caring, consolation in our grieving.
But above all, give us hope now and always, through the same Jesus Christ Our Lord.
O Blessed Lord, accept this burning candle as a sign of my faith and love for you.
Like this candle, I am ready to be used in your service, without asking why and to what purpose.
Even as this candle, I wish to stand in your presence to be consumed in the light and warmth of your love.
Please hear my prayer and, if it be your will, grant my petition.
Above all, make me loyal and faithful to you in all circumstances of my life.