Pray the opening of Genesis before lighting candles
This is a practice that I was led to by Spirit to do when lighting candles. When you are lighting candles, before you light it, pray over the candle the Genesis 1 v 1-4.
1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
Then using your match or lighter, light the wick of the candles you are working with. Then continue with whatever prayers or works you were going to do.