Monday, February 17, 2014

Prayer for Baptism Reception

It has been awhile since I wrote on my blog. There are several things I would want to write about but had no time to do so. But for this case, I had to write about this Christening event I attended two days ago.

I was asked to say an opening prayer for a baptismal reception and that's about in an hour or so. With my smartphone and internet connection, I started searching the web for sample prayers. Mind you, hardly there is anything on the internet that I may use and it almost drained my batteries looking for one. And so there I go starting to write a prayer with my iphone 5 and note application. I want to share this on my blog so anyone may use as reference.

" Dear God. we thank You for this beautiful day and for each day You have given us a breathe of life. We thank You for all the blessings especially as we gather and celebrate this day that our dear [Name] is now part of Christ' Family.

We thank You for bring us together  safe here today so we may witness [Name] as she starts her journey of her Christian life. With this journey we pray for blessings and guidance for her and her parents. We pray for each and every one here today so that we may share and contribute to [Name] to becoming a God-fearing and God-loving person. Most especially for the Ninangs and Ninongs whom we pray that they may help [Name] and her parents in bringing her up to become a good christian.

We thank You her parents for sharing to us their joy and blessing in [Name] today. We ask You to keep them strong, give them patience in their journey as a family.

For this banquest today, we offer to You and we ask You for Your Grace and blessing that it may fill us and strengthen us as we start this journey.

This we thank and ask You in grace through Jesus Christ. Amen"