Confirmation Prayers

Published on March 25, 2022

Confirmation Prayers


The Laying on of Hands: (kneel)

My dear friends, in Baptism God our Father gave the new birth of eternal life to his chosen sons and daughters. Let us pray to our Father, that he will pour out the Holy Spirit, to strengthen his sons and daughters with his gift and anoint them to be more like Christ, the son of God.

(The Celebrants extend their hands over the Candidates)
All powerful God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, by water and the Holy Spirit, you freed your sons and daughters from sin and gave them new life. Send your Holy Spirit upon them to be their helper and Guide. Give them the Spirit of wisdom and understanding. Give them the Spirit of right judgement and courage, the Spirit of knowledge and reverence. Fill them with the Spirit of wonder and awe in your presence.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.
All: Amen

Prayer to the Holy Spirit

Come Holy Spirit,
fill the hearts of your faithful
and kindle in them the fire of your love.
Send forth your Spirit
and they shall be created.
And You shall renew the face of the earth.

O, God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit,
did instruct the hearts of the faithful,
grant that by the same Holy Spirit
we may be truly wise and ever enjoy His consolations,
Through Christ Our Lord.