Prayers to say when lighting candles

Greetings everyone…

I am curious to know if there are any “specific” prayers to say when lighting candles at church?

Thank you in advance and God Bless!


I found THIS on EWTN, not sure if this helps or not.



There are two sand filled candleboxes at the Melkite Church I attend.

When I light candles before the Lord’s Icons, I say either the Jesus Prayer, or the Troparion of Lent 1. (We venerate Your most pure Icon…)

And before the Icon of theThetokos, I say either, “Most holy Theotokos,save us,” or the Angelic Salutation.

Thanks to both of you for your answers! I do appreciate it very much. Have a blessed day!

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