Opening Prayer

Place three unlighted candles and an open bible at the center of your group.

LEADER: (lights first candle) I light this candle in the name of the great I Am, who first separated light from darkness and breathed life into us.

ALL: In the name of God who gives us light and life.

LEADER: (lights second candle) I light this candle in the name of Jesus, who gives us the light of his life to follow.

ALL: In the name of Jesus who gives light to our lives.

LEADER: (lights third candle) I light a candle in the name of the Spirit, who moves our being and inflames us with yearning.

ALL: In the name of the Spirit who fires our moving on. Blessed be God’s name, the Trinity who holds us in love.