Candle Ritual for Our Country


  • 1 red candle
  • 1 white candle
  • 1 blue candle

In memory of those who died in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack and in support of those who are called to protect our freedom, we hope you will perform this simple ritual.

If you are accustomed to casting a circle for rituals, do so, but it is not essential.

Say each verse as you light the candle.
“O candle of white
I give you flame
Your light is that of truth and purity.
As you burn, give clarity to our leaders
So that they will know the right path to take.
And those who face the conflict ahead
Give spiritual strength, a beacon to light their way.
So mote it be!
O candle of red
I give you flame
Your light is that of strength and courage.
A symbol of war, of blood and passion,
Bless us with the power to face evil
Without allowing evil to overcome and possess us.
So mote it be!
O candle of blue
I give you flame
Your light is that of peace and tranquility.
Guide us so that our actions will lead to
Peace for all who desire it.
And the Earth will be safe for all its children.
So mote it be!”

Allow the candles to burn as you concentrate on their meaning and send positive energy to the families of the victims, the leaders of our country, and all who will take part in the trails to come.