A candle is a voluntary sacrifice of a person to God, expressing a willingness to obey and serve. She symbolizes warmth and love for the Lord, the Most Holy Mother of God and all the saints. To light a candle for health, you need to follow some church rules.
Come to the temple dressed modestly: women - with closed shoulders, breasts, legs, covered head and preferably without makeup, men - in trousers and a shirt, without a headdress.
To light a candle for health, you need to come to church before the start of the service or after it ends: during the service you cannot walk around the church or pass candles through other parishioners. If you do not have time to stand at the service, choose the hours during which the liturgy is not held in the church.
According to the established tradition, candles are placed in this order: first, for the Feast or the venerated temple icon, which is located directly opposite the entrance to the altar, to the relics of the Saint, if they are in the temple, to the icon of the Saint, whose name you bear, and then for health. You can choose any of the candlesticks, except for the one on which the candles are placed for the repose - a rectangular funeral table with a crucifix.
Candles about health are put to the Savior, the Mother of God, the healer Panteleimon and those Saints who, by the will of God, heal diseases and help in different situations. For example, infertile couples can light a candle about the health of the Righteous Godfathers Joachim and Anna - the parents of the Most Holy Theotokos, and pregnant women - the Feodorovskaya Icon of the Mother of God. With any ailments, people turn to Matrona of Moscow, Seraphim of Sarov and other revered Saints.
Buy some candles from the temple or its church shop. Their cost may be different, but it does not matter: both a cheap and an expensive candle are equally pleasing to God if they are set with sincere prayer.
Go to the icon of the Savior, the Mother of God or the Saint, cross yourself twice, bow, light and light a candle, then cross again, bow and attach yourself to the image. Before the icon of the Savior, read the prayer "Our Father", and before your chosen Saint, mentally say: "Holy Grace of God (name), pray to God for me as a sinner (or the name of the one for whom you ask)."
If all the spaces on the candlestick are occupied, just place your candle on it or in the box next to it: the ministers of the church will put it down when others burn out.