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Prayers for the Candidates

From the Book of Divine Worship - Holy baptism - Rite Two.

The Celebrant then says to the congregation:

Let us now pray for these persons who are to receive the Sacrament of new birth [and for those (this person) who have renewed their commitment to Christ.]

A Person appointed leads the following petitions:

Leader

Deliver them, O Lord, from the way of sin and death.

People

Lord, hear our prayer.

Leader

Open their hearts to your grace and truth.

People

Lord, hear our prayer.

Leader

Fill them with your holy and life-giving Spirit.

People

Lord, hear our prayer.

Leader

Keep them in the faith and communion of your holy Church.

People

Lord, hear our prayer.

Leader

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

People

Lord, hear our prayer.

Leader

Send them into the world in witness to your love.

People

Lord, hear our prayer.

Leader

Bring them to the fullness of your peace and glory.

People

Lord, hear our prayer.

The Celebrant says:

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.

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