Prayer Of Dedication For My Baby Son

10 Christian Baby Dedication Songs

Prayer Of Dedication For My Baby Son

Dedicating our children in church is a promise that we, as parents, make to the Lord. We are publically sharing our intent to raise our new baby in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. This can be a time of great celebration in some churches as our church family is excited to be witness to our promise.

In the Bible we see that Joseph and Mary went to the temple in Jerusalem to dedicate Jesus to the Lord 40 days after his birth, as was according to the Old Testament law:

“And when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were accomplished, they brought him to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord; (As it is written in the law of the LORD, Every male that openeth the womb shall be called holy to the Lord;) And to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the law of the Lord, A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.” (Luke 2:22-24, cf Leviticus 12:1-6)

The Baby Dedication Song (Debby Kerner Rettino)

I have heard this one sung by a Daddy and Momma at their baby dedication. While most of us do not have the courage to do such a thing I think you will agree that this is quite the appropriate song. Here are the lyrics to the chorus:

“O Lord we dedicate his life to You

For Your eternal Plan

Guide him and protect him

Hold his little hand

O Lord we dedicate his life to You

We hold him up in prayer

Keep him safe beside You

We trust him to Your Care”

Take My Life and Let it Be (Frances Ridley Havergal & Henri Abraham Cesar Malan)

This beloved hymn of faith is very appropriate for baby dedication day. I think the last verse is especially inspiring:

“Take my love my Lord I pour. At Thy feet its treasure store. Take myself and I will be. Ever only all for Thee. Ever only all for Thee. Amen”

Placed in a Family of Love (Twila Paris)

A little known song by Twila Paris is perfect for a baby dedication. “And if you don’t have a mother, He will sing you lullabies, and He’ll be right beside you every day.” It is a song that shares the love that our Heavenly Father provides for all of the little children.

In My Arms (Jeremy Bose, Matt Bronleewe & Tiffany Arbuckle Lee)

This is a pretty one that has been performed by Contemporary Christian artist Plumb. I found a video for you to enjoy of this one.

He Gave Me You (Stephanie Marshburn & Don Gaskins)

This lovely ballad speaks of the blessings of having children. It is from a Mother’s perspective. I especially love the chorus:

“God blessed my life when He gave me you. And I promise to teach you about Him, And show you His love in all that I do. This treasure on loan from Heaven. Is God’s and His alone. He gave me you so I could give you back to Him.”

Find Your Wings (Mark Harris & Tony Wood)

I listened to Mark Harris a lot back in the day that he sang with the Christian Contemporary group “4Him”. He continues to be a great singer and song writer in his solo career as well.

This is a song that has crossed over even into the secular realm, but I think we can argue that it is one that is appropriate for many celebrations of a child’s life and even Christian dedications.

Take a look at the lyrics to the chorus:

“I pray that God will fill your heart with dreams

And that faith gives you the courage

To dare to do great things

I'm here for you whatever this life brings

So let my love give you roots

And help you find your wings”

A Mother’s Prayer “Hannah’s Song” (Rachel Aldous)

A true dedication to the Lord, Rachel Aldous wrote this song for her daughter Hannah who was suffering from Neurofibromatosis which was causing tumors to grow on the nerve endings in her little body. This song is the result of a prayer that Rachel had for her little girl. I hope you enjoy the video below.

A Mother’s Prayer (Fionan DeBarra, Keith Getty & Kristyn Getty)

“Hold my hand, I’ll teach you the way to go” is the theme of this old Gaelic lullaby which is also a great song for child dedication.

On Keith and Kristyn’s album “Hymns for the Christian Life” this is an especially lovely song that features the voice of Moya Brennan former singer in the band Clannad.

This was originally written as a prayer for the Getty’s daughter Eliza. The last chorus includes these Gaelic words:

“Dun do shuil (close your eyes)

Dun do shuil a run mo chroi

(Close your eyes oh love of my heart)

A chid den tsaol 's a gra liom

(My worldly joy my treasure)

Dun do shuil a run mo chroi

(Close your eyes oh love of my heart)

Agus gheobhair feirin amarach

(And you will get a gift tomorrow)”

The Family of God (Gloria & William J. Gaither)

A Southern Gospel favorite is also one that works well for a baby dedication. It is a great reminder of the Truth found in Scripture regarding God’s Church:

“The Truth” “The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.” (Romans 8:16-18)

Welcome to the Family (Debby Kerner Rettino)

This is a great song for a children’s choir to present at a dedication service. Here are the lyrics to the chorus:

“Welcome to the family we're glad that you have come to share your life with us. As we grow in love and may we always be to you what God would have us be. A family always there to be strong and to lean on.”

A baby dedication is a wonderful time in the life of parent and in the life of the Church. I pray that if you are getting ready to dedicate you child to the Lord that you consider it to be a promise of a lifetime. Feel free to share your own ideas for songs that can be used for a Christian baby dedication in the comments below.

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Baby Dedication Prayers For Messages

Prayer Of Dedication For My Baby Son

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Christian Dedication Prayer for a Baby

1. Lord, thank you for this beautiful gift that came to my home. He is a thoughtful honor and blessing for me. I dedicate this child to you even though he is a gift to me. Only you can take care of him appropriately.

2. Without you, I lack many things to take care of my child, this why I am bringing right before you to bless her for me. Guide and protect her away from the evil of the wicked people.

3. I entrust my child unto you Lord, so that he may excel in life. I beseech your holiness upon him to make him strong in faith and devotion to you.

4. I ask you to her overcome the challenges and temptation of this life. Take him away from the sins that will destroy her. Protect her against bad friends and influence her with righteous people.

5. Dear Lord, send your holy angel to guide, guard and counsel my child for me. Assist him to grow in sense, wisdom, such, physical appearance. Have your mercy covering him from head to toe.

6. I dedicate this child to serve you with complete compassion and sincerity. Let him been close to you as a fruit is close to its mother tree. Purify his heart and remove the entire heart disease from his heart.

7. I beseech you Lord to make the heart of this child firm in your worship. Never let worldly life occupy her mind and give her the sense of responsibility.

8. Direct his noble course. Discover for him a good means to be highly devoted to you. Bless him the day he was born, the day he will die and the day he will be resurrected.

9. Guide my child and show her the way to eternity. Show her the steps to eternal life and protect her against the horror of the judgment Day.

10. Plan his way to success in this life and the hereafter. Admonish him from your Kingdom and bless his hustle when it is time. Help me bless him and provide everything he needs for him.

11. Give me the wisdom to lead my child to your holy path. Give me a noble course to save souls away from evil and atrocity. Guide him against the evil plan of wicked people against him.

12. Lord, do not let my effort to raise this child in your holiness be a fruitless tree. Let the glory of your name shine in her life forever.

13. Guide my child to your righteousness. Have my child’s name recorded among your men. I dedicate him to your service. Make him a chosen one before you.

14. Bless my child and honor her before her friends, forgive her of her shortcomings whenever her sins begin to count. Beautify her face with your light and remove her stress with your holiness.

15. Lord, I worship you over this year and you gave me a child. It is not by my worship of you but by your mercy you gave me this child. I dedicate his life upon you.

16. We are so grateful for the gift of this beautiful child. A gift worth celebrate in your Holy Name. We worship you and dedicate him to your service forever.

17. Thank you Lord for this wonderful child in my life, you are great and then you gave me a bouncing baby boy. I ask you to protect him against all evils and bless him with excellent career in life.

18. I am so overwhelmed with love for my little woman. Anytime ii look at her face I return with joy. I thank you Lord for everything you have done in my life.

19. Help me train my child in your supervision; don’t let him go astray for he is your property and a gift to me. I cannot guide him but you alone can do so. Bless him for humanity.

20. I beseech the Lord to always be with my little moon. I love her so much and pray that the Lord should always provide her daily food for me to feed her.

Baby Dedication Prayers For Messages of love

21. Lord, I request lots of bounties for my child. Let him be independent of every other person but you. Honor him and bless him with abundant health and wealth.

22. Increase his memory, love him and draw him close to you. Purify his way to your path and support him with the team of righteous people.

23. Lord, I desire to raise this child to serve your purpose in this world, please make my dream come to pass and never let me regret why I have the child.

24. Lord, I am here before you to dedicate my child to your guidance, free him from general sin; I seek your help for him against any affliction that may befall him in his life. Lead him to the path of goodness and divert his attention away from the path of evil.

25. Lord, I pray that my child will receive your salvation on the Day when there will be no salvation but yours. Bless her footsteps and make her an example to the entire world.

26. I pray that you choose for him/her a good life partner. No matter the temptation, I ask you to help her overcome and never fall. I am weak and therefore need your help upon my child.

27. This is the first gift of child in my life. Make this little woman a joy in my life. I dedicate her into your light so that she will shine forever.

28. Blessed is your name for the gift of this wonderful child in my life. You are marvelous the most merciful the blessed one. Thank you Lord for everything in my life.

29. Each of my children is a great blessing from you. Thank you for this great privilege in my life. You are the best and the greatest one in the entire universe.

30. There is no one you and it is the reason why I want to dedicate my life to you. You are the most merciful, have mercy upon my child and make him the best among his peers.

31. Lord, as you give us new child in our life, do not turn away our heart from your worship. The hardest substance in this word is a blocked heart, do not let arrogance block our heart.

32. Our Lord, protect us in this world along with our newly given child. Bless us with more good thing and blessing that will not end forever.

33. Thank you Lord for the gift of a brand new child. You are the owner of the entire dominion. The most precious the most merciful.

34. You are the best, the Light of the heavens and the earth. Light up the life of my child with your holiness and bless him/her with abundant success.

35. Cure the heart of my child from future diseases, medical or spiritual. Protect him or her against any force that will corrupt their hearts. Bless them with endless love.

36. I dedicate my little hero unto you so that he may always be healthy and sound. I ask for your holiness to bring lots of fortunes into the life of my child.

37. You are the greatest in heavens and on earth, raise the status of my child to be seen all over the world. Make her a child that puts smile on my face.

38. Blessed be your holy name. Whatever you decide is always the best. You are the most precious the one I dedicate all my heart to. I ask you to provide for my child, everything he needs to succeed in life.

39. You are the most precious God ever, the most marvelous and the most gracious. I dedicate my child unto your glory. Bless and protect him forever.

40. Lord, help me to discipline my child and guide him to your way. Prevent his thought away from evil. Bless him abundantly with endless love.

Baby Dedication Prayers As Messages

41. I ask the Lord to protect you against all evils. I dedicate you to the presence of the Lord. You shall never be put to shame in this world and eternity.

42. Bless my little one so full of wonderful promises, smile that indicates a better future ahead. May you know that you are loved by the Lord when you grow up.

43. Your little feet shall be touched by the water of honor, respect, humbleness and success. I ask the Lord to make you walk in his righteousness.

44. As your eyes search for the comfort of the Lord, I pray that it should be possible for them to see. May the Lord comfort your heart with a good wife.

45. Lord I praise you with all my heart as you give me a new reason to smile forever. You are the greatest and the most merciful. Thank you Lord for the gift of life.

46. This child is a great wonder in my life and as such, I bring it right here before you to protect him for me. Increase him in wisdom, bless his name and honor him all over the world.

47. No one can stand your way when you are ready for anyone. You are the most precious one, the most gracious person in this world.

48. Lord, plan the way of my child to the end. Guide him always no matter what, bless his job when he reached the level and provide for him all his need in this world.

49. Make this child a great heritage in my life, make him a beautiful success in this world and bless him with unexpected favors from your custody.

50. Thank you Lord as you brought joy to this union with love and joy. We praise your great name for making us smile. Please Lord; never make him/her a source of problem in our life.

51. That you are the Lord of lords, the King of those who claim they are kings. Your blessed Hands shall rub the soul of my child forever.

52. Glory to the Lord who brought endless joy to my life. You are the greatest and the master provider. Provide for my child what the entire world cannot provide.

53. Only you can make the impossible possible. Only you can bring light to the heart of my child and bless her with things he lacks. I dedicate his life to you.

54. Your name will forever reign; your love shall protect my children forever. They are the little ones; please don’t make them a source of fear for me.

55. Make my child a brave child and bless her with wisdom and sense of responsibility. Give her the talent of understanding and a great mind to make things happen.

56. Lord, walk into the life of my child and do lots of wonders for him/her bless his progress in life and make him smile forever.

57. I glorify your holy name and pray that your mercy prevails in my life and of my child. I cherish your kindness in my life and pray that your blessing continue to reign in my family.

58. You are the greatest and the most merciful. I beseech the mercy of the Lord upon my little kid. I wish her a wonderful lifetime. I am so happy to have you in my world.

59. Blessed is the way of the Lord in the life of my child. You are the mightiest God in the entire world and there is no one you. I ask for your love in my child’s life.

60. Glory is yours forever and there is no one that can claim that with you. You are the greatest the one mighty in power, the All-protector who fear no one, make my child the bravest of her peers.

Источник: https://deedeesblog.com/baby-dedication-prayers-for-messages/

A Prayer for My Daughter

Prayer Of Dedication For My Baby Son

by William Butler Yeats

Once more the storm is howling, and half hidUnder this cradle-hood and coverlidMy child sleeps on. There is no obstacleBut Gregory’s wood and one bare hillWhereby the haystack- and roof-leveling wind.Bred on the Atlantic, can be stayed;And for an hour I have walked and prayed

Because of the great gloom that is in my mind.

I have walked and prayed for this young child an hourAnd heard the sea-wind scream upon the tower,And under the arches of the bridge, and screamIn the elms above the flooded stream;Imagining in excited reverieThat the future years had come,Dancing to a frenzied drum,

the murderous innocence of the sea.

May she be granted beauty and yet notBeauty to make a stranger’s eye distraught,Or hers before a looking-glass, for such,Being made beautiful overmuch,Consider beauty a sufficient end,Lose natural kindness and maybeThe heart-revealing intimacy

That chooses right, and never find a friend.

Helen being chosen found life flat and dullAnd later had much trouble from a fool,While that great Queen, that rose the spray,Being fatherless could have her wayYet chose a bandy-legged smith for man.It’s certain that fine women eatA crazy salad with their meat

Whereby the Horn of Plenty is undone.

In courtesy I’d have her chiefly learned;Hearts are not had as a gift but hearts are earnedBy those that are not entirely beautiful;Yet many, that have played the foolFor beauty’s very self, has charm made wise,And many a poor man that has roved,Loved and thought himself beloved,

From a glad kindness cannot take his eyes.

May she become a flourishing hidden treeThat all her thoughts may the linnet be,And have no business but dispensing roundTheir magnanimities of sound,Nor but in merriment begin a chase,Nor but in merriment a quarrel.O may she live some green laurel

Rooted in one dear perpetual place.

My mind, because the minds that I have loved,The sort of beauty that I have approved,Prosper but little, has dried up of late,Yet knows that to be choked with hateMay well be of all evil chances chief.If there’s no hatred in a mindAssault and battery of the wind

Can never tear the linnet from the leaf.

An intellectual hatred is the worst,So let her think opinions are accursed.Have I not seen the loveliest woman born the mouth of Plenty’s horn,Because of her opinionated mindBarter that horn and every goodBy quiet natures understood

For an old bellows full of angry wind?

Considering that, all hatred driven hence,The soul recovers radical innocenceAnd learns at last that it is self-delighting,Self-appeasing, self-affrighting,And that its own sweet will is Heaven’s will;She can, though every face should scowlAnd every windy quarter howl

Or every bellows burst, be happy still.

And may her bridegroom bring her to a houseWhere all’s accustomed, ceremonious;For arrogance and hatred are the waresPeddled in the thoroughfares.How but in custom and in ceremonyAre innocence and beauty born?Ceremony’s a name for the rich horn,

And custom for the spreading laurel tree.

Literary Analysis

“A Prayer for My Daughter” is a reflection of the poet’s love for his daughter. It is also about surviving the turmoil of the contemporary world, where passions have been separated from reason. The setting of the poem is unspecified. The speaker is the poet himself talking to his daughter. The tone is gloomy, precarious, and frightening, as well as didactic.

The poem opens with a description of the speaker praying for his innocent infant daughter, Anne, lying in the middle of a storm “howling, and half hid.” The poet demonstrates his feelings through the use of symbols of weather.

The newborn baby girl is sleeping “Under this cradle-hood and coverlid,” implying the innocence and vulnerability of Anne. Though the external world is violent, she is protected from it.

The storm is a metaphor for the Irish people’s struggle for their independence, which was an uncertain political situation in Yeats’s day. He further presents the situation of the storm with “roof-leveling wind”, representing turbulence, in the midst of which the poet has “walked and prayed for this young child an hour.

” Intense and threatening forces surround her a “flooded stream.” The poet symbolizes the sea thus: “ the murderous innocence of the sea.” Despite his apprehensions for his child in this turbulent world, he is hopeful for her.

The poet continues on to comment on his hopes for her beauty:“May she be granted beauty and yet not.” His vacillation is that beauty in women sometimes brings disasters. For example, some such people have a difficult time choosing the right person as a life partner, and neither they can “find a friend.

” The speaker lays emphasis on the need for feminine innocence. The poet advances his argument in the next stanzas by citing examples of beautiful women such as Helen of Troy, whose beauty was said to be the cause of the Trojan War.

By the end, the poet wants his daughter to be courteous, as love cannot come unconditionally and freely. She must earn love with good efforts and kind-heartedness, and she cannot win it by merely physical beauty because “Hearts are not had as a gift but hearts are earned.

” Summing up his theme, the poet wishes his daughter to possess such qualities that could help her face the future years confidently and independently.

Structural Analysis

The poem is written in a lyric form containing ten stanzas with eight lines in each stanza. The poem follows a regular rhyme scheme, which is AABBCDDC as shown below:

I have walked and prayed for this young child an hour  A
And heard the sea-wind scream upon the tower,          A
And-under the arches of the bridge, and scream          B
In the elms above the flooded stream;                         B
Imagining in excited reverie                                        C
That the future years had come,                                  D
Dancing to a frenzied drum,                                        D
the murderous innocence of the sea.                C

The meter of this poem alternates between iambic pentameter and trochaic pentameter, as inI have walked and prayed for this young child an hour / And heard the sea-wind scream upon the tower.” The poem is rich in literary devices such as symbolism, personification, paradox, sibilance, assonance, alliteration, and onomatopoeia. The line “murderous innocence of the sea” is an example of paradox. Sibilance is found in the words “sea-wind scream,” while “scream” is also an example of an onomatopoeia. The use of personification can be noted in the lines “future years … dancing”, which implies the transience of life. The poet uses symbols such as “sea wind” and “flooded stream” which denote turbulent forces at work. Alliteration is present in the phrase “be granted beauty.”

Guidance for Usage of Quotes

The poem is concerned with the chaotic modern world. It shows a father consumed with apprehension for his daughter’s future in an uncertain political situation.

The father is tense about how he can possibly protect his daughter from the raging storm outside, because she is very beautiful. Therefore, he prays for her as well as gives advice about how to live successfully on earth.

Similarly, modern-day fathers can send quotes from this poem to their daughters as a piece of advice for special occasions:

“In courtesy I’d have her chiefly learned;Hearts are not had as a gift but hearts are earnedBy those that are not entirely beautiful;Yet many, that have played the foolFor beauty’s very self, has charm made wise,And many a poor man that has roved,Loved and thought himself beloved,

From a glad kindness cannot take his eyes.”

Источник: https://literarydevices.net/a-prayer-for-my-daughter/

Baby Dedication

Prayer Of Dedication For My Baby Son

It's exciting whenever a new child enters a family. There's no greater moment when parents sense that children are a gift from God.

In these joyful moments, pastors have the privilege of sharing how parents can express their full appreciation to God through baby dedication.

While some Christian ministers baptize babies, the following order of service is for those who prefer what J. I. Packer describes as “dry baptism.”

Counseling for Baby Dedication

Dedicating a child acknowledges God's sovereignty not only over the child, but also Mom and Dad. Parents present their child before God and His people asking for grace and wisdom in carrying out their responsibilities. Parents also come praying that their child might one day trust Jesus Christ as Savior for the forgiveness of sin.

Before the actual ceremony, it is crucial that pastors counsel parents about the meaning of dedication. The best passage for discussion is Deuteronomy 6:4-7. First, it commands parents to love God; if they truly wish for their child to one day love and follow God, their lives must be an example. This is a good time to query parents about their own personal relationship with Christ.

Second, Deuteronomy makes clear that the duty of teaching children belongs to parents; Sunday schools can provide weekly instruction, but parents must seize the teachable moments that arise throughout life.

Explain the value of prayer (for example, repetitious prayers “Now I lay me down to sleep . . .”) at meal times and before bed. Urge them to read aloud Bible stories for devotions.

Give them practical ideas they can implement into their daily family routines.

Sometimes it is custom for parents to choose godparent(s). Often viewed simply as an honorary title, its value however can be greatly enhanced by defining how this role will be carried out.

Many godparents assume responsibility to provide cards and gifts of a Christian nature for the child on birthdays and holidays. Some periodically ask the parents how they are doing in training their child (Proverbs 22:6).

Still others have arranged that in the event of the parents' unexpected death, the godparents will take the child into their home (This of course requires legal documentation).

Conducting the Ceremony

On the day of dedication, meet with the parents a few minutes before the service in order to explain where they should stand. For the services given below, the following advice is suggested.

With the pastor standing front and center in the sanctuary, the father should stand immediately to the pastor's right, with Mom next to Dad, accompanied by any other children. Godparents and grandparents should stand to the pastor's left.

Have the wife hold the baby as the family comes forward. During the service, the wife will pass the child to the father for the vow of dedication; the father holding the child during this time symbolizes that the husband is the family's spiritual head.

Afterwards, the father is then able to pass the baby to the pastor for the prayer of dedication.

Be sure to recognize everyone who stands before the church, especially siblings. Though this is not their special day, it's important to confirm that they too are important participants.

When grandparents stand, you may want to insert the following into the ceremony: “Standing before us are three generations.

Seeing this brings to mind Proverbs 17:6 which tells us that 'Grandchildren are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of children.'

(NAME OF GRANDPARENTS), we know you're very proud of these grandkids. And (NAME OF PARENTS), we trust that the step of faith you're taking today will make (CHILD'S NAME) one day proud of your actions.”

Finally, keep in mind that babies are unpredictable.

Some may sleep during the dedication, but others might cry, especially while you're holding them! Humor is a delightful way to make light of the situation and dissipate any of your own uneasiness.

It is moments such as these that makes baby dedications so special. The sacred and the mundane collide. And through it, we see a glimpse of the glorious gospel–God being found in the appearance of man.

Service of Dedication I

Children are a gift from God. Psalm 127:3 proclaims that “Sons are a heritage from the Lord, children a reward from Him.” As believers we are called to recognize that children belong first and foremost to God. God in his goodness gives children as gifts to parents.

They not only have the awesome responsibility of caring for this gift, but also the wonderful privilege of enjoying the gift. Because children belong to God and are given by grace as gifts to parents, it is only proper and appropriate that children be dedicated back to God.

We are told in 1 Samuel 1 that Hannah presented her son Samuel to the Lord. In Luke 2:22 we read that Mary and Joseph brought their baby Jesus to the temple in Jerusalem in order to present him before the Lord. In the same way, (PARENTS) today bring their (SON/DAUGHTER + CHILD'S NAME), presenting first themselves and then their (SON/DAUGHTER) before the Lord our God.

Accompanying them in making this commitment are (CHILD'S) godparents, (GODPARENT'S NAME). And witnessing this as well are (PARENT'S OTHER CHILDREN).

(PARENTS), I call your attention to the commands of God recorded in Holy Scripture. Deuteronomy 6:4-7 tells us:

“Hear O Israel: The Lord our God is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on their children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.”

Ephesians 6:4 says:

“fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.” God's instructions are plain.

(PARENTS), love God with every ounce and fiber of your energy and teach (CHILD) to do the same. As you love God, one another, and (OTHER CHILDREN), you will model before (CHILD) a wonderful love for God that he will want for himself.

(PARENTS), by coming forward before God and his people, do you hereby declare your desire to dedicate yourselves and your (SON/DAUGHTER + CHILD'S NAME) to the Lord? If so, please respond by saying “we do.” (“We do.”)

Having come freely, I ask now that you enter into the following commitment in the presence of God and his people (Wife hands child to husband as a sign of his spiritual headship in the family).

So that (CHILD) may walk in the abundant life that Christ offers, do you (PARENTS) vow by God's help and in partnership with the church, to provide (CHILD) a Christian home of love and peace, to raise him in the truth of our Lord's instruction and discipline, and to encourage him to one day trust Jesus Christ as his Savior and Lord? (“We do.”)

Modeling this kind of love can not be done alone. It requires the help of others. For this reason, (PARENTS) call upon the help of (GODPARENTS). I now direct my questions to you.

By coming forward before God and his people, do you hereby declare your desire to help PARENTS fulfill the vow they have just made by becoming (CHILD'S) godparents? If so, please respond by saying “we do.” (“We do.”)

Having come freely, I ask now that you enter into the following commitment: So that (CHILD) may walk in the abundant life that Christ offers, do you vow by God's help, to encourage, through praise and correction, (PARENTS) in their effort to raise (CHILD) in the fear of the Lord, to uphold them in prayer, and if anything should happen to (PARENTS), to assume responsibility in helping (CHILD) receive our Lord's guidance and instruction? (“We do.”)

Finally, I ask that the church make a vow as well. There's an old proverb that says “it takes a village to raise a child.” Parents have first responsibility. But parents need the help and support of the community. So I direct my questions now to the church.

By being present in God's house today, do you hereby declare yourselves to be the children of God because you trust in Jesus Christ alone for the forgiveness of sins and the gift of eternal life? If this is true, please respond by saying “we do.” (“We do.

“)

Would you please stand? Having come freely, I ask now that you make the following commitment to those who stand before you: So that (CHILD) may walk in the abundant life that Christ offers, do you vow by God's help, to be faithful in your calling as members of the body of Christ, to help (PARENTS) be faithful to God, and to help teach and train (CHILD) in the ways of the Lord so that he might one day trust him as Savior and Lord? If you accept this responsibility, please respond by saying “we do.”

(Dad hands child to pastor for prayer of dedication)

(Presentation of Certificate and Gift)

(May wish to sing dedication hymn)

Service of Dedication II

God delights in children. He takes great pleasure in them. They are one of the greatest gifts He gives to husbands and wives. Psalm 127:3 proclaims that “Sons are a heritage from the Lord, children a reward from Him.

” Because children are a gift from God, it is natural that Christian parents present and dedicate their child to God.

In the Gospels we read that people brought little children and babies to Jesus so that he might place his hands on them and pray for them.

In the same way, (PARENTS) today bring their (SON/DAUGHTER + CHILD'S NAME), presenting first themselves and then (CHILD) before the Lord our God. Accompanying them in making this commitment are (GRANDPARENTS). And witnessing this as well is (OTHER SIBLINGS).

(PARENTS), I call your attention to the commands of God recorded in Holy Scripture. Deuteronomy 6:4-7 tells us:

“Hear O Israel: The Lord our God is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on their children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.”

Years ago the music group Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young had a hit song with the words “teach your children well.” Indeed there is no higher calling for parents.

Proverbs 10:1 reminds us that “a wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son grief to his mother.” The best thing Moms and Dads can teach their child is the “fear of the Lord,” for Proverbs 1:7 tells us this is “the beginning of knowledge.

” In other words, the successful application of all that (CHILD) learns in life depends on him first learning to fear and follow God. So the church urges you (PARENTS) to love God with every ounce and fiber of your being and teach (CHILD) to do the same.

As you love God, one another, and (OTHER SIBLINGS), you will model before (CHILD) a wonderful love for God that he will want for himself.

(PARENTS), by coming forward before God and his people, do you hereby declare your desire to dedicate yourselves and your (CHILD) to the Lord? If so, please respond by saying “we do.” (“We do.”)

Having come freely, I ask now that you enter into the following commitment in the presence of God and his people (Wife hands child to husband as a sign of his spiritual headship in the family).

So that (CHILD) may walk in the abundant life that Christ offers, do you (PARENTS) vow by God's help and in partnership with the church, to provide (CHILD) a Christian home of love and peace, to raise him in the truth of our Lord's instruction and discipline, and to encourage him to one day trust Jesus Christ as his Savior and Lord? (“We do.”)

For encouragement in fulfilling these vows, (PARENTS) call upon (GRANDPARENTS). Proverbs 17:6 declares how “Grandchildren are the crown of the aged.” There is great pride in seeing a new generation of family. And how that joy is reinforced when children are raised to fear God. To this end, I ask you the following questions.

By coming forward before God and his people, do you hereby declare your desire to help (PARENTS) fulfill the vow they have just made by becoming (CHILD's) godparents? If so, please respond by saying “we do.” (“We do.”)

Having come freely, I ask now that you enter into the following commitment: So that (CHILD) may walk in the abundant life that Christ offers, do you vow by God's help, to pray for and encourage (PARENTS) in their effort to raise (CHILD) in the fear of the Lord, so that (CHILD) might receive our Lord's guidance and instruction? (“We do.”)

Finally, I ask that the church make a vow as well. As believers in the body of Christ, we have a responsibility to teach the Gospel story to our younger generation.

In fact, the Old Testament prophet Joel commands us to tell of God's work “to your children, and let your children tell it to their children, and their children to the next generation” (1:3).

So I direct my questions now to the congregation.

Being present in God's house today, do you hereby declare yourselves to be the children of God because you trust in Jesus Christ alone for the forgiveness of sins and the gift of eternal life? If this is true, please respond by saying “we do.” (“We do.”)

Would you please stand? Having come freely, I ask now that you make the following commitment before God and those who stand before you: So that (CHILD) may walk in the abundant life that Christ offers, do you vow by God's help, to be faithful in your calling as members of the body of Christ, to help (PARENTS) be faithful to God, and to help teach and train (CHILD) in the ways of the Lord so that he might one day trust him as Savior and Lord? If you accept this responsibility, please respond by saying “we do.”

(Dad hands child to pastor for prayer of dedication)

(Presentation of Certificate and Gift)

Источник: https://bible.org/article/baby-dedication

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