Encouraging godparents and families to pray for the baptised
Simply praying for the godchild/godparent relationship during one of your usual services is an easy way to get involved to involve godparents following a baptism at church.
There are godparents and godchildren in our congregations. Take the opportunity to set aside some time in the service to pray for the special relationship between godparent and godchild. Pray for the godparents in the congregation and the promises they made for their godchildren. Pray for the children recently baptized in the church. These are some more simple prayers you might like to use:-
Simple prayers to say
These are simple written prayers you could have up on a screen or on a service sheet for everyone to join in and say.
Version A – just for godparents with actions
Loving God, thank you for the joy of being a godparent. [All godparents wave hands enthusiastically]
Help my godchild to reach out to others with love [hands stretched outwards]
And grow in faith every day. [hands folded as in prayer]
Version B – for godparents and godchildren to say together
Loving God, thank you for the joy of godparents and godchildren.
Help us to reach out to other with love
And to grow in faith every day.
Version C - for godchildren
Dear God, Thank you for my Godparents, look after them and bless them
Help me be kind and loving to them and help us together to learn more of you