Prayers of the people | January 10

God we gather as a community this evening to recognize and celebrate the baptisms of Maddie and of Byron. May their lives be a testament of your love and may those around them affirm and support them in their walk with you.

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.Deliver them, O Lord, from the way of sin and death;

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Open their hearts to your grace and truth;

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Fill them with your holy and life-giving Spirit;

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Teach them to love others in the power of the Spirit;

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Send them into the world in witness to your love;

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Bring them to the fullness of your peace and glory;

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Grant, O Lord, that all who are baptized into the death of Jesus Christ your Son may live in the power of his resurrection and look for him to come again in glory; who lives and reigns now and for ever.

AMEN.

Adapted from the Book of Alternative Services by Brett Schmall, to be offered in worship on the The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord in the season of Epiphanytide, January 10, 2010.


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