Just as light overcomes darkness, Spirit can empower you to overcome challenges in any situation. The light from the fire of a candle's glow denotes the presence of Spirit within you and your belief in this inner essence to ascend above the illusions of the human experience. Every time you set alight a candle, you're expressing your reliance on a higher good to prevail.
You can communicate your prayer intentions through numerous forms of expression. The easiest method is simply to speak aloud whatever you have to say as you light your candle. Other creative ideas include writing a message on paper and burning it in a candle flame and carving a message onto your candle in the form of a symbolic word, phrase, or drawing.
If you feel called to work with candles in your home, at church, or with a beloved group, please feel free to use this uplifting prayer to illumine our world with love.
'As I set fire to this candle, I open my heart and manifest a light in the world. I give rise to love within myself and allow this love to be delivered in abundance, on the wings of angels, across our beloved planet. Thank you, Holy Mother-Father God, for sending your gifts of compassion, peace, and love to all those who need it. My entire being is flowing with gratitude with the knowledge that you are the light that leads them to serenity, and I surrender all I can to you, trusting your presence will guide us.
And so it is ... Amen!'