Prayer for baptism is a prayer for a new life in Christ. It is a prayer that prepares you for a new transformation you are about to experience during and after baptism. Although some denominations like Catholic and Anglican baptise infants, today, we’ll be exploring adult prayers for baptism.
Baptism is the process of immersing or dipping someone in the water, accepting the person as a member of a body of Christ after such persons have repented from their sin.
Baptism is a testimony of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. It is an act of telling the world you are now a new creature. It also signifies your identification with the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Repentance Before Baptism
Before you are baptised, it is very important there is conviction in your heart. There is a need for salvation. If not, the baptism will have no impact on you and it will be meaningless. Declare Jesus Christ as your Lord and saviour and believe in him before you proceed for baptism.
Even though baptism is very important, it is also not the only indicator that you are genuinely saved. Salvation comes from the heart. Mark 16:16, Jesus said, He that believes and baptised shall be saved. In fact, some people say baptism is not necessary, well, they might be right, the truth is that Biblical doctrine is the best doctrine for every Christian regardless of your denomination
Before you go for baptism as an adult, you must first believe and be saved. Your salvation is more important because it is the inward symbol that you are in Christ and the outward one is the baptism.
In this article, we list different types of prayers for baptism, prayers that will prepare your mind before baptism, prayer during baptism and payers after baptism.
Prayers Before Baptism
Father Lord, I thank you for the opportunity to know you, please have mercy upon me and give me a new heart. Please forgive all my wrongdoings, cleanse my sins with the blood of Jesus Christ and deliver me from the slavery of sin just as you deliver your people from Egypt.
Father Lord, I thank you once again for your goodness to know you and to trust in you, let this baptism remove everything filthiness that might want to hinder me in this new journey of life and make me a new being.
Father Lord, I thank you for your mercy endureth forever, I’m about to obey your call, create in me a new heart.
Without the holy spirit, I cannot do anything, Lord let the Holy Spirit fall on me as I will rise from the water. Henceforth, let Him take charge of all my doing so that I can live right in you.
Oh Lord, as I am about to take this step new step, Please take control, let your purpose for this calling of baptism be fulfilled in my life, help me Lord to be dedicated and committed to you Lord from henceforth.
Prayers During Baptism
The church’s priest, reverend or pastor in charge conduct baptism, this is after the baptismal candidate confesses his sin.
These are likely questions the priest will ask you: Do you renounce the devil the flesh and the world? You respond with Yes or No.
Baptism Payer Scriptural Verses
1 Peter 3:18-22, John 3:3-7, Acts 8:35-38, Matthew 28:19-20
Prayer For baptism By The Leader
We baptise you in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit
Prayer For the Baptised Candidates
The prayer you offer after baptism is a prayer for a new beginning, a prayer to start a new life in Christ. The Bible states that immediately Jesus Christ stepped out of the water after he was baptised by John the Baptist, Heaven opened and the spirit of God descend like a dove and align with him. And he heard a voice from heaven saying” This is my own dear son with whom I’m pleased” Matthew 3:13-17
This shows is a clear sign of a new beginning which you must also experience after baptism. You might not see heaven open physically or see a dove coming down to meet you, but I’m sure you will experience a fresh dew.
Your prayers immediately after baptism are prayers for the gift of the Holy Spirit. Prayer for strength, faith, and power to resist sin and the works of the flesh.
Below are some prayer points that will guide you to receive strength for the new journey ahead:
Father lord I appreciate your mercy to start a new life in Christ. Let your mercy continue to abide with me now and forever. Give me the strength to know you more than ever before and let your Holy Spirit abide in me.
Heavenly Father, I ask for the fullness of the holy spirit, let Him fall upon me. Henceforth, let thy Holy Spirit be my guide, be my teacher, and my comforter.
Oh Lord, the book of Acts:8:1 we shall receive power when the Holy Spirit come upon us. Father, I need the power to overcome sin and live faithfully. The power to succeed in life and conquer the stronghold of the devil. Don’t let me go back to my old ways.
Father, I need the power to overcome the works of the flesh. Help Oh lord to start doing your wish henceforth.
Help me Oh Lord to overcome every temptation that might begin to arise from henceforth. 2 Cor 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! Now that I am a new creature, Father grant me the power to remain in you and in you only.
Father, for every gift that I have and I am not aware of, let them begin to manifest right now. Please, let your light shine upon me.
After the whole process, the leader of the Church will offer a concluding prayer for baptism as follows:
Father Lord, we thank you for the love to become your child and grace to know you, now that we have your children have been baptised in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holyspirit, cleanse their sins aways, descend the Holy Spirit upon them, let them have the desire to live for you and move from glory to glory
We hope our prayers for baptism are helpful. We’ll like to remind you, salvation is personal, and it is very important before baptism. Without salvation, you cannot experience the fullness of the Holy Spirit.
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