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Worship Materials: Infant Baptism

From the Celebrating Mystery collection

RESOURCES FOR THE THANKSGIVING FOR THE BIRTH OF A CHILD OR FOR THE SACRAMENT OF THE BAPTISM OF INFANTS.

HYMNS

As we gaze upon this baby

www.methodist.org.nz/resources/hymns/boundlesslife

You came O Christ to be baptized.

www.methodist.org.nz/resources/hymns/boundlesslife

There is but one village.

http://www.methodist.org.nz/resources/hymns/the_mystery_telling

Deep within me is my ‘I AM’.

http://www.methodist.org.nz/resources/hymns/the_mystery_telling

All will be well.

http://www.methodist.org.nz/resources/hymns/the_mystery_telling

The miracle of life.

Singing the Sacred Vol 2 2014 World Library Publications

Be like young children.

Singing the Sacred Vol 2 2014 World Library Publications

REFRAIN

All things of Earth are holy.

http://www.methodist.org.nz/resources/hymns/the_mystery_telling

SONG

I’m glad I’m alive. (SYSJ)                              

 

PRAYERS

THANKSGIVING FOR LIFE

Leader: For the gift of life,

For the glory and wonder of creation,

All: WE THANK YOU GOD

 

Leader: For the worldwide human family

Born to give and born to receive,

Born to help and born to be helped,

Born to forgive and born to be forgiven,

Born to love and born to be loved,

All: WE THANK YOU GOD

 

Leader: For the joys which children bring us and

for all that we can learn from them;

For their laughter,

innocence,

love

and unquestioning trust,

All: WE THANK YOU GOD

 

Leader: For Jesus Christ –

A true pattern for living

All: WE THANK YOU GOD

HELP US TO BE OPEN TO ALL NEW LIFE AND

ESPECIALLY TO THAT FULNESS OF LIVING WHICH WE SEE

IN JESUS CHRIST.

 

PROCLAMATION OF THE MYSTERY

The Leader holds the child up for all to see, saying:

The miracle of life renewed for us all.

All: ALL LIFE IS HOLY, ALL LIFE IS ONE.

 

PRAYERS FOR THE CHILD

Leader:…………is an important part of this interwoven universe.

All: HELP US TO CARE FOR………… AND FOR ALL LIFE.

Leader: No person is an island, we all belong to God’s family.

All: HELP US TO RESPECT ALL PEOPLE.

Leader: We are amazed at the possibilities of ………… ‘s life.

All: HELP US TO ENABLE PEOPLE TO ACHIEVE THEIR POTENTIAL.

Leader: We surround………….with our love.

All: HELP US TO SHOW UNDERSTANDING AND ACCEPTANCE TO ALL.

 

THE PEACE

Leader: God’s justice is our peace.

All: THE PEACE OF GOD BE WITH US ALL.

 

ADDITIONAL PRAYERS

  1. All-loving God, enable us to both see and nurture in children the signs of your Way, that they may be for us a foretaste of an age to come and a means of our liberation.
  2. God of all justice and peace, help us with the eyes of a child to see behind the ugliness and injustice of life to that eternal beauty which is yours, O God.

 

Celebrating Mystery Logo

LOGO NOTE: At the heart of the mystery all the separate boxes disappear and all is one, all is love.

Text and graphic © William Livingstone Wallace but available for free use.

 

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