In water, you create life, O God.
In water, you wash us.
In water, you claim us.
In water, you bind us in the presence of the Spirit.
In water, you mark us in the love of Jesus Christ.
In the act of baptism,
we hear your promises and we make our own:
promises to teach the stories of your love;
promises to support one another in faith;
promises to care deeply for your children:
not only the children in our own churches,
not only the children in churches,
but all the ones whom you call blessed.
We give you thanks, O God, for baptism
and ask for lives shaped by its waters.
Pour your holy spirit out on these waters,
that they may be the sign and seal of your grace for us.
In the name of the holy trinity we pray. Amen.