The Christian Churches
Why do we light a candle when praying?
Candles are lit for prayer intentions. To “light a candle for someone” indicates one’s intention to say a prayer for another person, and the candle symbolizes that prayer.
What does the candle symbolizes?
The candle symbolizes light in the darkness of life especially individual life, illlumination; it is the symbol of holy illumination of the spirit of truth. Lit in times of death, they signify the light in the next world, and they represent Christ as the light. Purification and cleansing closely related.
What do candles represent in the Bible?
As early as the 2nd Century, a Christian academic wrote that the religion uses candles “not just to dispel night’s gloom but also to represent Christ, the Uncreated and Eternal Light”.
What do you say when you light a candle in prayer?
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.
What’s the meaning of candle light?
1a : the light of a candle. b : a soft artificial light. 2 : the time for lighting candles : twilight. Synonyms & Antonyms Example Sentences Learn More About candlelight.
What does a flame symbolize?
“A flame is widely accepted as a symbol of eternal life. An eternal flame at a war memorial symbolizes a nation’s perpetual gratitude towards, and remembrance of, its war dead.”
What is the meaning of candle as a gift?
While used in many religious and cultural celebrations, candles also offer their own unique symbolism. For example, the warmth of a candle offers a sense of support and love while the light of a candle creates a feeling of optimism.