Christian prayers and meditation are made more serene by using candles. The use of candles in Christianity is more than in any other religion. It is more comfortable and peaceful to pray by lighting up a candle. It is a fact that what we do with our bodies externally impacts our soul internally. We often forget this while trying to put the entire focus on the prayer content. Lighting up a cocktails candle and creating the ambiance for prayer helps the body and the soul engage and unite. This unity is a must when you pray since this unity takes our soul to God. Prayers are prayers, be it with gestures or words. When we pray, it is the whole of us praying. There is no external and no internal.
Why do You Need a Candle
Praying with a cocktails candle has a lot of benefits. Firstly, its jeeps the mind calm and out of distractions. Lighting a candle calms the heart down. Prayer is a conversation with God. It is essential to talk to God with a calm soul. He is our father. Hence, when you are talking to him, you must be calm. God said, “I am the Light”; hence, God symbolizes light. Lighting up a candle while you pray will make feel his presence. The light also symbolizes the search for God since God said, “I am the light of the world; he who follows me will not walk in darkness but will have the light of life – John 8:12.”
Feel the Strength of the Bond Therefore, lighting a candle while praying makes the prayer more effective. It is not that God will not listen to you if you do not light a candle while you sit to pray. It is just that it will make the connection stronger. Your connection and conversation with God will be lesser distractive and even more focused. Our relationship with God is the same as what we have with our fathers. Do we talk restlessly with him? Or do we talk only about our interests? We don’t. Right? Then why do we do it with God. We must remember that our relationship with God is the most important relationship we will ever have with anyone!