Monday, May 28, 2012

let us welcome the newly baptized!

Ezra's Pentecost Baptism
photo by our friend David Westerlund

Heavenly Father, we thank you that by water and the Holy Spirit you have bestowed upon this your servant Ezra August the forgiveness of sin, and have raised him to the new life of grace.  Sustain himO Lord, in your Holy Spirit.  Give him an inquiring and discerning heart, the courage to will and to persevere, a spirit to know and to love you, and the gift of joy and wonder in all your works.  Amen.