|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 him, O 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.