5.1 Almighty God, our heavenly Father, whose Son Jesus Christ shared at Nazareth the life of an earthly home: bless our homes, we pray. Help parents to impart the knowledge of you and of your love; and children to respond with love and obedience. May our homes be blessed with peace and joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

An Australian Prayer Book

5.2 O God, by whose Spirit the whole body of the church is governed and sanctified: preserve in the new-born children of your family the fulness of your grace. Grant that, having died and been buried with Christ, they may know the power of his risen life in their daily living. Keep us all fervent in the faith, and strong to endure to the end in your service, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

An Australian Prayer Book

5.3 Lord God our Father, maker of heaven and earth, we thank you that you have been pleased to give this person new birth with your Holy Spirit, to adopt him for your own, and to receive him into the fellowship of your Church. Being buried with Christ in his death, may he die to sin, walk in newness of life, and be united with Christ in his resurrection. May he grow in the faith into which he has been baptised, and come to profess it for himself; and may all things belonging to the Spirit live and grow in him. Amen.

An Australian Prayer Book

5.4 Heavenly Father, we pray for the parents of this child; give them the spirit of wisdom and love, that their children may grow up to love and reverence you and their home may share in the joy of your eternal kingdom. Amen.

An Australian Prayer Book

5.5 God of truth and love, we pray for the godparents of him whom we have baptised in your name, that they may desire to share with their godchild what you have revealed to us in your holy gospel. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

An Australian Prayer Book

5.6 Almighty God, we thank you for our fellowship in the household of faith with all those who have been baptised in your name. Help us to live in obedience to the promises made in our baptism and hasten that day when the whole creation shall be made perfect in your Son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen.

An Australian Prayer Book

5.7 Gracious God,
in your Son Jesus Christ
you have brought us from death to life,
and we dedicate ourselves to you.
Produce in us the fruit of your Spirit.
Equip us to serve your people and advance your gospel in the world.
Enable us to live holy and righteous lives and to please you in all that we do;
in the name of Jesus our Saviour. Amen.

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5.8 Heavenly Father, we pray for the parents and godparents of these children.
Give them the spirit of wisdom and love, that they may teach them by word and example to know you.
Grant us in our homes the joy that comes from knowing you;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
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5.9 Merciful God,
in your infinite love you have made a new covenant with us
in your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ,
promising to be our God and the God of our children.
Enable all who are baptised in your name
to live as a covenant people.
Fulfil your promises to this person, we pray,
and grant that he/she may grow in faith and in your service
until his/her life's end;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
A Prayer Book for Australia


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