At a recent Sunday service we were each invited to light a candle and place it on a map of Edinburgh somewhere we had a connection with and wanted to pray for. The candles marked places of work, schools, universities, the City Council, the Parliament and Government, our homes and those of friends and family; places in particular need, places where we can bring Christ’s light.
“You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house.” (from St. Matthew’s Gospel)