Having a baptism for your baby is a great way to ensure that Christ will look over and protect his/her innocent soul. There are many prayers you can recite during this time. Here is a look at a dozen best baptism prayers for babies to say before, during, or after the service.
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.
Be with my friends tomorrow – may they know joy.
Be with my family tomorrow – may they know love.
Be with me tomorrow – may I know peace.
Be with my child – may s/he know your light
As s/he begins his/her amazing journey of faith.
Lead him/her in the right path,
Keep him/her safe
And help us all to know you are with us,
Now and always.
Thank you for your wonderful world.
Be close to all the people who need help.
Thank you for my lovely friends and family
Help us to be kind to each other all the time.
Thank you for me.
Keep me safe, and let me grow well in every way.
Thank you for Jesus.
Be very close to me always.
We pray for all children.
We pray that they know and feel the security that is their right.
We pray that they know and feel the love that is theirs through you.
Guide all who are a voice for children and young people to speak loudly and clearly
so that security and safety, love and hope might be the experience of all your children.
The Lord will always walk with you, along life’s blessed beach. His footprints there beside your own, always within reach. Two sets of footprints, side by side, from dawn to setting sun. Yet there may come a day my child, when you’ll see only one. But do not think the Lord has left you, nothing could be more wrong. It’s just that He has picked you up, to carry you along.
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.
Here is one example of a baptism being performed with the prayers recited for the baby.
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.
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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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People pray for many different reasons. They may ask God to meet a specific need such as healing, employment or finances. People offer prayers for themselves and for others. Intercession means to pray for another, and the prayer can include a request for something specific or a more general prayer asking for the highest and best blessings for the person. You may follow a prayer of intercession with a prayer of thanksgiving when the need is met.
Interceding for the Sick
Jesus, I come to you on behalf of this brother who is ill. We know that you came as the Great Physician and that you interceded and healed many who came to you. We follow your example in interceding for (name) and laying hands on him as we pray. Heal his body, mind, spirit and circumstances. Allow them to line up with your will for his highest and best good. Thank you for hearing us and answering our prayer. Amen.
Interceding for Leaders
Lord, we lift the leaders of our country and our world to you. You generously provide wisdom to those who ask, according to James 1:5. We ask that you provide them with godly wisdom and clear direction. Light the way for them that they may lead with humility and concern for those in their care. Bring peace and understanding between leaders that all may live on this planet in peace and harmony, with sufficient resources so everyone has enough.
We also pray for those who lead our church. Give them wisdom and strength to lead us in the way of all truth. Meet every need with your riches and reward their service with your favour. Thank you for answering these prayers. Amen.
Interceding for Needs
Father, Matthew 18:19-20 promises that whatever two or more agree on in prayer, you will do. I lift up my sister and brother to you right now, as we stand here praying in agreement. I affirm that every need they have is met. Funds to cover their rent, utilities, car needs and basic necessities appear according to your riches. Their business prospers so they may enough to cover their needs and to bless others. Their bodies function in a healthy manner and they are free from disease. They receive the highest and best resolution for their situation. Thank you, God, for meeting their needs and for showing them you are faithful. Amen.
Prayer of Thanksgiving
Father God, thank you for meeting all our needs. Thank you for bringing peace and comfort in every situation. We appreciate your promise in Matthew 6:25-34 that promises to meet the basic needs for food, clothing, shelter and drink if we seek you first and live in right standing with you. We trust in you. Amen.
Living and Loving Father,
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.
Father, I commit this Baptism Day into Your most precious and loving hands. I believe that by Your crucifixion on the Cross, my old self was rendered powerless and I was freed from all sin. You were raised from the dead that I too may live a life victorious and overcoming all evil.
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.