There are five prayers for the candidate before baptism in The Book of Common Prayer, and one of these consists of four short prayers! In modern versions, the prayer content before baptism has been reduced and intercessions for the candidate and sponsors have sometimes been added after the baptism and reception. However, prayer before baptism expressing dependence on God to wash away sin and work by his Spirit to bring new life in Christ is important. Without such prayer, the focus would simply be on the sacramental action, and the implication might be that baptism has some automatic effect. 2.1 and 2.2 are two different versions of the same prayer, inviting the congregation to give thanks for their own baptism and praying for themselves, while interceding for those about to be baptised. 2.3 picks up some of the language of another prayer from The Book of Common Prayer, linking salvation under the Old Covenant with salvation under the New Covenant. 2.4 is a prayer that is particularly suitable for the baptism of infants.
|2.1||Lord God, our heavenly Father,
we thank you for your great goodness
in calling us to know you and to put our trust in you.
Increase this knowledge and strengthen our faith.
Give your Holy Spirit to this person,
that he may be born again and made an heir of everlasting salvation;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.
An Australian Prayer Book (Order 1 )
we thank you that in your great love
you have called us to know you
and to trust you.
Increase this knowledge and strengthen our faith.
Give your Holy Spirit to this person
that he may be born again,
cleansed from all sin,
and inherit your eternal Kingdom;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
An Australian Prayer Book (Order 2 modified)
|2.3||Almighty God, you delivered your chosen people from slavery in Egypt,
through the waters of the Red Sea,
and established with them a covenant of your unfailing love;
mercifully grant that this person
may be delivered from the slavery of sin through the new covenant,
and obtain the promise of eternal life
which you have given us in your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen
An Australian Prayer Book (Order 1 modified)
|2.4||Lord, our merciful God,
you have promised in Christ to be our God
and the God and Father of our children.
Fulfil your promise to us,
and for Jesus Christ’s sake
receive these children as members of your family.
Grant that they may receive the fullness of your grace
and the washing away of all their sins,
for without these blessings no one can enter your kingdom.
May your Spirit live and work in them,
that they may be yours forever; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Dear Father God,
I thank You for loving me so much that You send Your only Son Jesus into the world to die on the cross for my sins. I acknowledge that I am a sinner before You. Please forgive me my sins. Thank You for washing away my sins by the blood of Jesus, and thank You that You remember them no more.
I now turn away from my old ways and turn to Jesus as my Lord and Savior. I acknowlege that Jesus died for my sins and I now receive Him as Lord and Savior of my life.
Dear Father God, baptize me now in Your Holy Spirit. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit so that I have power to bear witness to Jesus. Let all the gifts of Your Holy Spirit be released to flow in my life now, so that I can serve You and build others up also. Let the power and strength of the Holy Spirit flow through me now.
Anoint me with the power of the Holy Spirit. Thank You for the gifts of:
the word of wisdom, the word of knowledge, the discerning of spirits, healings, working of miracles, faith, tongues, interpretation of tongues, and prophecy that You release unto me.
In Jesus Name , I pray.
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The following prayer is short and sweet, and is perfect for a new baby’s baptism.
A Baptismal Prayer
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.
A Rhyming Baptismal Prayer
You’re taking this step of faith. In obedience to the Lord
To be baptized in His precious name, And heed the Masters call
To rise up with faith in God. And go where He may leadTo
share Gods 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.
Bible Verses about Baptism
“I baptize you with water for repentance, but he who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.”
Check out what the bible has to say about baptism with this collection of Bible Verses about Baptisms
Read Bible Verses about Babies
“When a woman is giving birth, she has sorrow because her hour has come, but when she has delivered the baby, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world.
Click here to read more Bible Verses about Babies
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Thank you and God Bless!
And now, Lord… grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word. —Acts 4:29
Here is a prayer by the late great African-American attorney, songwriter, and Professor of Creative Literature at Fisk University, James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938), from the first and third stanzas of his poem-prayer-sermon entitled, “Listen, Lord – A Prayer:”
O Lord, we come this morning
Knee-bowed and body-bent
Before Thy Throne of Grace.
O Lord – this morning –
Bow our hearts beneath our knees,
And our knees in some lonesome valley.
We come this morning –
Like empty pitchers to a full fountain,
With no merit of our own.
O Lord – open up a window of Heaven,
And lean out far over the battlements of Glory,
And listen this morning.
And now, O Lord, this man of God,
Who breaks the Bread of Life this morning –
Shadow him in the hollow of Thy hand,
And keep him out of the gunshot of the Devil.
Take him Lord – this morning –
Wash him with hyssop inside and out,
Hang him up and drain him dry of sin.
Pin his ear to the wisdom-post,
And make his words sledge hammers of Truth –
Beating on the iron heart of sin.
Lord God, this morning –
Put his eye to the telescope of Eternity,
And let him look upon the paper walls of time.
Lord, turpentine his imagination,
Put perpetual motion in his arms,
Fill him full of the dynamite of Thy power,
Anoint him all over with the oil of Thy Salvation,
And set his tongue on fire. Amen.
I would have liked to hear the sermon he preached after praying that prayer!
Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ. —Colossians 4:13