Initiation Services

 

Alternative Prayers of Intercession
     
    Seasonal alternatives are provided.
     
    The prayers may be led by the president or another minister.
     
    We thank you that you have claimed for yourself
    those who have been washed in the waters of rebirth.
    Uphold them in this new life,
    that they may ever remain steadfast in faith,
    joyful in hope, and rooted in your love.
     
    Father of life,
All
  make known your glory.
     
    Pour your blessing on all your people.
    May our hearts ever praise you,
    and find their perfect rest in you.
    Grant us the freedom of your service
    and peace in doing your will.
     
    Father of life,
All
  make known your glory.
     
    The whole creation is filled with the light of your grace.
    Dispel the darkness of our hearts, and forgive our sins
          and negligences,
    that we may come at last to the light of your glory.
     
    Father of life,
All
  make known your glory.
     
    If Holy Communion does not follow, the prayers end with the Lord's Prayer.
     
    As your children, born again in Christ, we say:
All
  Our Father …