Three Prayers Before the Easter Vigil

A Ω 2014

For all those being baptized tonight, and tomorrow morning …

Almighty God, by our baptism into the death and resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ, you turn us from the old life of sin. Grant that those baptized this weekend, being reborn to new life in him, may live in righteousness and holiness all their days; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For all those being confirmed …

Grant, Almighty God that all those who have been redeemed from the old life of sin by baptism into the death and resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ, may be renewed by the Holy Spirit through the Sacrament of Confirmation, and live in righteousness and true holiness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For all receiving First Holy Communion …

God our Father, whose Son our Lord Jesus Christ in a wonderful Sacrament has left us a memorial of his passion: Grant us so to adore him in the sacred mysteries of his Body and Blood, that we may perceive within ourselves the fruit of his redemption, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen.

Prayers adapted from the Collects At Baptism, At Confirmation, and Of the Holy Eucharist, found on pages 252-4 of the 1979 Book of Common Prayer.

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