How to Use a White Angel Prayer Candle

The color represents a desire to seek purity and spiritual growth from Gabriel

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Different colored candles represent the various types of light ray colors that relate to the different ways angels serve us. The white candle represents the purity and harmony of holiness. Candles play a powerful supportive role for religious uses and have a particular force that is unequaled in conducting and redirecting energy that has gone astray.

Lighting a candle to pray or meditate helps you express your faith and communicate with God and the angels who serve him. Candles have been used since prehistoric times for various reasons, from practical lighting needs to decorative and romantic purposes and for religious and ceremonial activities

There are seven angel light ray colors because the Bible, in the book of Revelation, describes seven angels who stand before God. The archangel in charge of the white light ray is Gabriel, the angel of revelation.

Best Day for a White Candle


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Purity that cleanses your soul and helps you grow closer to God.

Prayer Focus

Since the white angel light ray represents the purity and harmony that come from holiness, when you light a white candle to pray, you can focus your prayers on learning more about the kind of person God wants you to become and on seeking inspiration and motivation to take the steps you need to grow into that person.

Use in Prayer

Light your white candle in a quiet place where you can pray without distractions. Then, as the candle burns, you can either speak your prayers out loud or write them on a piece of paper that you then place near the candle. Besides making requests, you can also express your gratitude to God and the angels for how they light up your life with love and inspiration.

More on Gabriel

The Archangel Gabriel's name means "God is my strength" or "strength of God." Although some take Gabriel for a woman, Daniel 9:21 refers to "the man Gabriel." He is one of the two archangels in both the Old and New Testament and is often portrayed holding a trumpet as the messenger angel, announcing the birth of John the Baptist (Luke 1:5-25) and Jesus (Luke 1:26-38).

As the patron saint of messengers and communication. Gabriel helps writers, teachers, journalists, and artists convey their own messages, find motivation and confidence, and market their skills. He also assists in overcoming issues of fear and procrastination—the dreaded "writer's block."

Gabriel's appearance, according to several biblical passages, is terrifying. Daniel fell on his face at the sight of him (8:17) and was sick for days afterwards (8:27). He often tells people not to fear him. But apparently he's not so terrifying that he can't be of service to children, helping during conception, pregnancy, childbirth, and child rearing.

Colors of Light Rays

Here are the light ray colors and what they represent:

  • Blue represents power, protection, faith, courage, and strength.
  • Yellow represents wisdom for decisions.
  • Pink represents love and peace.
  • White represents the purity and harmony of holiness.
  • Green represents healing and prosperity.
  • Red represents wise service.
  • Purple represents mercy and transformation.


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Hopler, Whitney. "How to Use a White Angel Prayer Candle." Learn Religions, Sep. 7, 2021, Hopler, Whitney. (2021, September 7). How to Use a White Angel Prayer Candle. Retrieved from Hopler, Whitney. "How to Use a White Angel Prayer Candle." Learn Religions. (accessed June 5, 2023).