Prayer — in color
was narrated by a Youth Group while lighting candles
of different colors
1. "Our Father" (white candle; longest one used to show that God is supreme
God is light . . . the light has come into the world and
has not overcome it. God has promised that God will never leave us
alone and we can pray to God with complete confidence.
2. "Who art in heaven" (blue
The color blue is the color of hope and also represents
creation because God created the heaven and the earth. It is our
hope as well as our
belief as we see the blue in nature . . . in flowers, the sky, a bird’s
feather . . . that God is with us always.
3. "Hallowed be thy name" (green candle)
is the most enduring of colors. The cedar and pine trees are green
long. Green is
the everlasting color just as the name of God is everlasting and will
endure forever. God’s name must be kept holy which means “special” and
so we must keep God’s name always special.
kingdom come” (purple
Purple is the royal color. God is King of Kings and rules over
the whole world. The kingdom of God
comes when, by God’s grace, we believe in God’s holy Word
and live a godly life on earth now and in heaven forever.
will be done on earth, as it is in heaven” (brown candle)
The color of the earth is brown and God created the earth and all its
many people. God wants what is best for this world and God will keep
us firm in God’s Word as long as we live and as long as we let
God’s will be done in everything.
us this day our daily bread” (yellow candle)
created the world, God also provided food for us. This is a prayer for
our physical needs and the yellow candle represents the grain which makes
our bread. We may always bring our specific need before God and believe
God’s promises that God will hear us and answer us.
7. "Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us" (silver
The color silver represents the purity of God’s love
for us as God forgives us all our sins. Therefore, we need to forgive
when they trespass (hurt our spirits) because
God has forgiven us for all the times we have hurt the spirits (trespassed)
us not into temptation” (black candle)
If we give into
temptation, it will lead us into the blackness of sin. We need to pray
every day that God will put God’s armor of protection around us
to protect us as we fight against temptation.
9. "But deliver us from evil" (red candle)
If we do give in to
temptation, God offers a way for us to be saved from sin. God gave us
Jesus, God’s Son. Red reminds us of the sacrifice Jesus Christ
made for us to that death would no longer win because death could not
win over Jesus . . . he came up out of the grave after three days. So,
we ask God to save us from every evil to body and soul knowing that Christ
has done it all for us.
thine is the kingdom, and the power” (gold candle)
is a shiny metal and reminds us that God’s kingdom will not need
the light of the sun or moon, because the Bible says the glory of God
gives it light . . . golden light. God has never-ending power to do all
the things we ask of God in prayer if we but trust.
the glory for ever and ever” (orange candle)
Orange is the dominant
color in a glorious sunset which can remind us of the glory
of God. Flames also carry the orange color which brings light and reminds
us again of the first candle . . . God whose light burns bright.
we have all the symbols of the Lord’s Prayer shining before
us. No prayer is so full of divine radiance as the Lord’s Prayer.
Every time we pray it,
may we think of all these great truths about God.