Dear Lord Jesus, on Sunday
our church celebrated your baptism.
Our minister had people
and take a seashell
from the baptismal fount.
He then made the sign of the cross
with water on each forehead.
Dear Lord, it is a way to remember
one’s own baptism
as one of your followers.
Help us to follow you in Spirit
and in truth. Amen.
And when Jesus had been baptized, just as he came up from the water, suddenly the heavens were opened to him and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, the Beloved, with whom I am well pleased.”
Hymn: Lord, I Want to Be a Christian