We light this candle for peace, Lord.
may its light scatter the darkness;
may its flame be a symbol of hope;
may its burning be a sign of faith
joining with many other lights for peace.
We light this candle for peace.
May our lives be an expression of peacemaking;
may we seek to be lights in a dark world,
pointing to you, Jesus, the Prince of Peace,
and following you in the way of peace.
Let the candle burn, as a sign of peace,
offered to you.
John Johansen-Berg, from SPCK Book of Christian Prayer
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