Today is Candlemas. It is the feast celebrating the presentation of the baby Jesus in the Temple. Not something we Baptists usually make a fuss about - but Floss has a very informative post today
She includes this lovely prayer...
God our Father, source of all light,
today you revealed to Simeon
your Light of revelation to the nations.
Bless these candles and make them holy.
May we who carry them to praise your glory
walk in the path of goodness
and come to the light that shines for ever.
Grant this through Christ our Lord.
I shall dig out some nice candlesticks and put them on the meal table [and tell Bob he has no reason to be suspicious about the food tonight, they are not there for camouflage but rather for liturgical reasons!!]