The Lord's Prayer — in color

The Lord's Prayer — in color
This was narrated by a Youth Group while lighting candles of different color

1. "Our Father" (white candle; longest one used to show that God is supreme over all)
God is light . . . the light has come into the world and the darkness 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 candle)
The color blue is the color of hope and also represents God’s 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)
Green is the most enduring of colors. The cedar and pine trees are green all year 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.

4. “Thy kingdom come” (purple candle)
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.

5. “Thy 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.

6. “Give us this day our daily bread” (yellow candle)
When God 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 candle)
The color silver represents the purity of God’s love for us as God forgives us all our sins. Therefore, we need to forgive others when they trespass (hurt our spirits) because God has forgiven us for all the times we have hurt the spirits (trespassed) of others.

8. ”Lead 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.

10. “For thine is the kingdom, and the power” (gold candle)
God 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.

11. “and 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.

Now 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.

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