Throughout the world, lighting candles is a sacred ritual. We light a candle for many purposes: to illuminate darkness, dedicate prayers, solidify intentions, offer blessings, evoke Spirit, and to nourish grateful living. We welcome you to the practice of lighting a candle that connects you to inner stillness and global community. Feel this connection. Slow your pace and offer these moments your full attention.
• Take a votive candle, turn it on, and place it in a holder.
• Place the votive holder on the riser and reflect on it.
• Feel free to leave it on after you depart.
Touch the water
Water has a central place in the practices and beliefs of many religions for two main reasons. First, water cleanses. Water washes away impurities and pollutants; it can make an object look as good as new and wipe away any signs of previous defilement. Water not only purifies objects for ritual use, but can make a person clean, externally or spiritually, ready to worship. Second, water is a primary building block of life. Without water there is no life, yet water has the power to destroy as well as to create. We are at the mercy of manifests itself differently in different religions and beliefs, but it is these two qualities of water that underlie its place in our cultures and faiths.
Touch the water. Reflect on its purity. Let it cleanse your mind of trouble and purify your soul.
Write a Prayer
Prayer is a communication process that allows us to both speak and listen to God! People pray in many ways: through singing, the spoken word, the unspoken word. Feel free to write a prayer and place it in the Prayer Box in confidence. If you desire, we will include this prayer anonymously in our Church’s weekly prayer session, and other voices will join with yours.
If you desire to contribute financially to the improvement of God’s kingdom in this world, feel free to drop a contribution in the prayer box. 100% of the money will be used to help our neighbors in the local community.
Our congregation’s Stephen Ministry equips persons to provide confidential, one-to-one Christian care to individuals in our congregation and community who are experiencing difficulties in their lives. If you wish to be confidentially contacted by a Stephen Minister, just drop a note in the Prayer Box with your name, phone number, and/or e-mail address or just send an email to StephenMinistry@dcpc.org.