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I Will Light Candles this Christmas

by Howard Thurman

I will light candles this Christmas.

Candles of joy, despite all sadness.

Candles of hope where despair keeps watch.

Candles of courage for fears ever present,

Candles of peace for tempest-tossed days.

Candles of grace to ease heavy burdens,

Candles of love to inspire all my living,

Candles that will burn all the year long.

Topics: Prayer, Spiritual Exploration & Practice, and Worship & Liturgy. 8 Points: Point 4: Act As We Believe. Seasons & Special Events: Advent and Christmas. Resource Types: Affirmations, Practice, Prayers, and Readings.

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