A Service of Dedication for Children
Invitation: When the people of Israel once brought their
little ones to Jesus, the disciples rebuked them. But our Lord Jesus said to them:
"Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them...for theirs is the Kingdom
of Heaven." (Luke 18:15-17). Jesus blessed the little children
and dedicated them to God. Jesus himself was dedicated in the temple and
blessed by the elder Simeon.
Let us follow Jesus example and bring the little children unto God and let us dedicate
their lives to the glory of God Almighty.
Presentation of the children by name (allow the childen to be held by mom or dad /
grandma or grandpa, etc)
Prayer over each child with laying on of hands:
God of all creation, loving Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,we offer you grateful
praise for the life of name of child. We thank you for sending him/her
into our community. We ask you to bless him/her with your presence and to surround him/her
with your love, grace and strength so that s/he may grow up to be a faithful
follower of Christ.
Lord, we also want to affirm the parents, grandparents, and this community of
faith at this time of joy and celebration. We ask you that you would enable
us to surround him/her with your love, to provide instruction in the
way of our faith, and to be living examples of faithful believers.
Fill name of child with your Holy Spirit in the name of Jesus, our
Presentation of children's bible and dedication certificate.