O Almighty God, and most merciful Father, whose nature and whose name is love, as we give you thanks for the courage and the strength of those who gave their lives in battle, we would also remember before you those who have mourned them as their kindred. Look in mercy upon them, and as this day we remember those who have been lost, may it also bring a quickening in each of us of the sense of communion with the world unseen, and confirm our assurance of that great day when you shall restore to them their own in the very presence of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, in whose name we would pray.
As by thy mystery, most gracious Lord, thou hast used this brimming water to bring to this child the promises of heaven and revealed again the freshness of Eden among the things of earth, so we pray thee to encour-age him/her day by day and year by year toward thy goodness. Keep round about him/her thy holy love that he/she may enter life lovingly; teach him/her thy mercy that he/she may handle life mercifully; engage him/her by thy truth that he/she may grasp life truthfully. In all ways be to him/her guide and protector that he/she may awaken to daylights of hope and go to sleep in the sure faith that the universe itself rests on thy compassion; in the name of Jesus who blessed and delighted in all children.
I praise and thank You with my heart for the liberation You have given me from the clutches of sin and Satan. By Your death on the Cross of Calvary, You have put my old life with its sin and judgement to death forever, and endowed me with a new life that is abounding with joy.
Heavenly Father, we thank you that by water and the Holy Spirit you have bestowed upon these your servants the forgiveness of sin, and have raised them to the new life of grace. Sustain them, O Lord, in your Holy Spirit. Give them an inquiring and discerning heart, the courage to will and to persevere, a spirit to know and to love you, and the gift of joy and wonder in all your works.
Father, this day, I rededicate myself to live in You and live a life for Your glory. I remember the day when I was baptized and washed off all my sins. Lord, it is Your grace that I must be counted worthy to be called Your child. Help me to keep Your commandments. Renew my strength this day that I may be strong in faith and increase in zeal. Preserve me for the glorious day of Your coming. I believe Your Word which says, "He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ". Let this day be the beginning. Lead me into greater spiritual depths even in the coming days. In Jesus' precious name I pray.
In your love you have called us to know you, led us to trust you, and bound our life with yours. Surround this child with your love, protect it from evil. Fill it with the holy spirit and receive it into the family of your church, that it may walk with us in the way of Christ, and grow in the knowledge of your love.
You’re taking this step of faith. In obedience to the Lord To be baptized in His precious name, And heed the Master’s call To rise up with faith in God. And go where He may leadTo share God’s love to everyone, And touch them in their need May God pour out His blessings. Upon your life todaySo you may walk in His abundance, As you commit to Him your way Keep on trusting in the Lord. No matter what you face And keep your eyes on Jesus Christ, And live in His sweet grace.
Welcome, precious little child. So divine from God above. Christened today in Jesus’ name, Held in His arms of love. May angels guide your tiny feet and bring you smiles to wear and may our Heavenly Father always keep you in His care.
May angels guide you on your journey in life, and sprinkle you with their love and light. May you have the gifts of laughter and song, and be filled with dreams that last all the days long. May you live and care with kindness and grace, and know within your soul, courage and faith. You will be wrapped in the warmth of your family and friends, and rays of love will shine on you without end.
Faithful and loving God, bless those who care for these children and grant them your gifts of love, wisdom and faith. Pour upon them your healing and reconciling love, and protect their home from all evil. Fill them with the light of your presence and establish them in the joy of your kingdom, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
We thank almighty God for the gift of new life. May God the Father, who has received you by baptism into his Church, pour upon you the riches of his grace, that within the company of Christ’s pilgrim people you may daily be renewed by his anointing Spirit, and come to the inheritance of the saints in glory.
Angel of the Heart. You are the strength of the future and the Beauty of past Memories. You are Love and Light and Hope. You are Life’s Sweetest Giftan unbelievable and precious Miracle.
You’ve been a special blessing since the day that you arrived, Bringing so much happiness and filling hearts with pride… And now that it’s your Baptism/Christening Day, this brings a special prayer That God will always keep you in the shelter of His care.