embracing children in the arms of thy mercy

“O Lord Jesus Christ,
who dost embrace children with the arms of thy mercy,
and dost make them living members of thy Church;
Give this child grace, we pray thee,
to stand fast in thy faith,
to obey thy word,
and to abide in thy love;
that, being made strong by the Holy Spirit,
she may resist temptation and overcome evil,
and may rejoice in the life that now is,
and dwell with thee in the life that is to come;
through thy merits, O merciful Savior,
who with the Father and the Holy Ghost
livest and reignest one God,
world without end.


-1928 Book of Common Prayer

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