Prayers for Prince George's christening

The Church of England has released a special prayer for the christening of Prince George today

Published 23 October 2013
(AP)
Prince George will be christened during a ceremony that will be both a private family occasion and a historic event. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's baby will be welcomed into the Christian faith surrounded by his immediate family and the close friends of his parents. But as a future King, his baptism in the little known Chapel Royal at St James's Palace on Wednesday afternoon will be performed by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby.

Prayer for HRH Prince George
We thank almighty God for the gift of new life.

May God the Father, who has received you by baptism into his Church,

pour upon you the riches of his grace,

that within the company of Christ's pilgrim people

you may daily be renewed by his anointing Spirit,

and come to the inheritance of the saints in glory.

Amen.

Prayer for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Faithful and loving God,

bless those who care for these children

and grant them your gifts of love, wisdom and faith.

Pour upon them your healing and reconciling love,

and protect their home from all evil.

Fill them with the light of your presence

and establish them in the joy of your kingdom,

through Jesus Christ our Lord

Amen.

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