this is a part of sto nino church in cebu where devotees light up candles and say a prayer. With all honesty I have seen this practice for years but it was my first time to light a candle. Well mainly because im not a catholic. i was with friends so i felt like “trying”. and it was awesome to see people believe in the power of prayer. prayer is so powerful. it does not represent weakness but signifies faith and trust in a higher Being, God.