The Illuminating power of Prayer Candles

For as long as there have been candles, there have been people who believed that a lit candle can connect the physical world with the spiritual realm. To these people, fire and flame are representations of the spark of creation.Candles represent all 5 elements with the wick and base being foundational or Earth, the wax representing Water’s transmutative ability to transform from solid to liquid to gas, Wind or Air is crucial for keeping the flame lit, Fire is carried on the flame and embodies our passion, willpower and rebirth and finally YOU represent Spirit when you infuse the candle with the intention of your soul energy.

In addition to the most obvious use of candles for illumination, they have long been used as an offering vehicle for prayers and to honor a Higher Being. Lighting a candle can serve many different purposes, it can be a way to fragrance a room or to set a particular mood or be used symbolically for many celebratory and ceremonial occasions. In weddings, candles at the altar or in the aisles symbolize hope for a happy marriage and candles on a birthday cake symbolize or celebrate the passage of time.

With all the special energy, symbolism, and divine elements connected to the act of lighting candles, it’s no wonder that people have rediscovered the power of intention candles. While the history of the specific use of candles for manifesting intentions may seem a little out there, you’ll find the magic just as bright as the fiery essence of our deepest held desires.

Just as Prayer Candles are offered for the fruition of the parishioners prayers, Intention Candles can also help bring inspiration and healing and assist in creating a vision for life. People of all faiths and walks of life use Intention Candles as a way to attract wishes and desires. Here’s what many believe happens when you light an intention Candle. The magic of a candle illuminates the intention you send and meditate for, it releases it outwards into the universe. It’s a manifestation practice that broadcasts the energy you send and want to receive in return. Anything you cast or put out there is what you will receive.

If you want your intentions to be as potent as possible, it is crucial that you properly anoint your candles.

Although Intention and Prayer candles are frequently used in churches and ceremonies, they can also be lit in the home, office or anywhere you want to create an environment for manifestation. Before you start, you should cleanse yourself and your space (of negative energy) this can be done with a shower or bath, by lighting incense or smudging with herbs then opening windows or with a prayer or words of intention. You are then ready to infuse your candle, if you want your intentions to be as potent as possible, it is crucial that you properly anoint your candles. The actual process of anointing the candle is simple. The first step is to decide what your goal is. Next, choose a candle that is in sync with your desires, this can be done by candle type, scent or wax composition, color or even burn time. Once you have your candle chosen, you can begin the process of imbuing it with your intentions either by simply speaking your desires, dreams or wishes over it, using an object like an awl, pin or thorn to add an inscription, or dressing it with herbs or oils. Lastly, as you burn the candle think of it as a mindfulness talisman to focus your energy on the manifestation of that which your heart desires!

Visit us at The Secret Door or on our website: for all your candle needs, we carry everything from Prayer Candles to Intention Candles, Chakra Balancing Candles, Feng Shui Candles, scented candles and much more.