A Christmas Candle Prayer

Help me to enter into the real experience of this special time, to let go of needless anxiety and stress To feel peace and healing enter my tired spirit .

With this Candle I pray this Christmas

 For Peace in my family

For children and young adults in broken families

For couples going through the pain of separation

For those who dread Christmas, because they have lost a loved one

For those who are more lonely at Christmas

For families who are fearful of violence because a father or mother drinks too much

For those who are losing faith and hope

For those who have to spend Christmas in hospital

For those who suffer from depression

For those worried about their children, about

binge-drinking, drugs or violence on the streets

For those who cannot come home for Christmas

For those who find it difficult to come home to God, to faith and to the church.