Lighting a candle is a prayer – Hereford Cathedral, UK

When I lit a candle in Hereford Cathedral, I picked up a card that reads:

The shrine of St Thomas of Hereford: a place where pilgrims have left their prayer for hundreds of years.

Lighting a candle is a prayer

When we have gone it stays alight — continuing our prayers of thanksgiving and intercession for those in need.

Lighting a candle is a parable

Burning itself out it gives light to others…

Lighting a candle is a symbol

Of love and hope — of light and warmth.

Our world needs them all.

Hereford Cathedral