We begin by honoring the Light.
We light this candle for our families, our beloveds, our friends, for all our relations;
For those who are near and for those form whom we feel an unwanted distance;
For the newborn, for our elders, and for all in between... especially those – of every age – who
May this candle inspire us to use our powers to heal and not to harm, to help and not to hinder, to bless and not to curse.
May the radiance of this light pour out upon our hearts, and spread light into the troubled corners
of our world.