Lord, we bring to you our children
on this festive, holy day.
Grant to them your benediction;
grant to us your help, we pray.
Now may we in honest worship,
in this glad and sacred hour,
give ourselves in true commitment
to your service and your power;
to the task of Christian nurture:
teaching, training, leading still
in the way of Christ-like living
till life's purpose we fulfill.
Bless the children! Bless the parents!
May they grow in Christ our Lord:
joined in faith and loving service,
in his Spirit and his word.