Sunday, January 13, 2008

The Baptism of the Lord

Prayers and Intercessions -

Our Redeemer permitted himself to receive baptism in the Jordan, at John’s hands. Let us pray to him:
- Kyrie, eleison.
Christ, by your coming you brightened our lives:
give your light to everyone we come across today.
You humbled yourself to receive baptism from your own servant and showed us the way of humility:
fill us with a spirit of humble service to mankind.
By your baptism you washed us clean of all sin and made us children of the Father:
show all who seek you that they are children of God.
By your baptism you sanctified your creation and opened wide the doors of repentance:
make us ministers of your Gospel in the world.
In your baptism you revealed the Holy Trinity to us:
renew the spirit of God’s sons in the royal priesthood of the baptized.

Our Father, who art in Heaven,
hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come,
thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those that trespass against us,
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.

Almighty and eternal God,
Christ was baptized in the river Jordan;
the Holy Spirit descended on him;
you solemnly declared him to be your beloved Son.
You have chosen us to be your children
and you have given us rebirth in the water of the Holy Spirit:
look with favour on us always.

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God for ever and ever.

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