Sunday, 12 January 2014

Prayer For Sunday 12 January 2014 - Baptism of Christ

Collect for the Baptism of Christ:
Eternal Father, who at the baptism of Jesus revealed him to be your Son, anointing him with the Holy Spirit: grant to us, who are born again by water and the Spirit, that we may be faithful to our calling as your adopted children; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Heavenly Father, we celebrate today the baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan. As he came up from the waters, the Holy Spirit descended on him like a dove, and your voice was heard declaring him to be your  beloved Son. We remember with joy our own baptism, when we entered into new life with Christ and you welcomed us as your children, with him, in the power of the Holy Spirit. Help us never to forget the great blessing you poured out on us that day, when you adopted us as brothers and sisters of Jesus. When we are tempted to doubt your love for us, help us to hear your words: ‘This is my child, the beloved: with whom I am well pleased.’  Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.