Tuesday, April 15, 2008

A Special Day

"O God, it is our prayer that Clare will come to know the joy and suffering of being concerned about everyone she meets; that she will see each person worthy of dignity and acceptance. We hope for her a growth into fuller and deeper levels of humanity as expressed through Jesus.

"We pray that Clare will live in a world where justice is increased and where violence is decreased as a way to settle differences.

"Our hope is that Clare will understand that You alone can give life meaning and purpose and direction, O God; and that she will be on her knees before You with words of thanksgiving; and on her feet for You with deeds of love. This is our prayer. Amen."

--From the Service of Infant Baptism at Broadway United Methodist Church

7 comments:

Jenn said...

I thought that sounded familiar...
:)
Congrats!

Orangeblossoms said...

so beautiful! So sweet.....

And what a smile!

Allen Ewing-Merrill said...

Hooray!

A beautiful prayer for a beautiful baby...

HP said...

That is lovely!

Did you travel to Chicago for the baptism??

Shannon said...

Hey there Mary Beth! This is your old McGavock friend, Shannon :-) I thought about you today and did a google search and found your blog! Hope to hear from you soon! My email is shannon at ledfordmedia dot com

Mary Beth said...

HP--No, Clare was baptized at our church here in town. We used the Broadway liturgy at Joshua's baptism (at the church I was serving at the time), and would've loved to have used it for Clare. But alas, we did not. I wanted to acknowledge in some way that Clare is part of the Broadway tribe, so why not on the blog?

Shannon!--Long time no talk! Will email you soon! Thanks for stopping by!

anna said...

Many blessings to Beautiful Clare!