Dear Lord and heavenly Father, I praise and thank You with my whole being that I was baptised into the body of Christ when I was born into the family of God – and thank You for the wonderful opportunity to declare my new-found faith in Christ and my new life in Him through going down into the waters of baptism as an outward sign of death – and coming up out of the waters – as an outward sign of the inward change that took place in me at my rebirth.
I pray that as I prepare my heart to be baptised – that my baptism may be a true outward declaration to the world of my inwards change of heart and status in Christ – Who lifted me out of the miry clay and has seated me together with Christ in heavenly placed.
Lord may my water baptism truly demonstrate to the world the beautiful spiritual baptism that took place the moment I first believed -when I trusted Christ as Saviour and was born again by the power of the Holy Spirit – Who baptised me into the body of Christ.
Just as the children of Israel who went through the Red Sea were baptised into Moses – and just as I was baptised into Christ when I trusted in the blood of Jesus for my redemption – I pray that going down into the baptismal waters may demonstrate to all that I have been crucified in Christ and died to the old life with Him on the cross. And just as the children of Israel came up out on the other side of the Red Sea - so also may this water baptism demonstrate to all concerned that I also have risen-up into newness of life in Christ Jesus my Lord.
Praise You Holy name in Jesus name I pray,
“Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you (not the removal of the filth of the flesh, but the pledge of a good conscience toward God) through the resurrection of Jesus Christ.”
Thank You Father that I am born again and that You have saved me form sin and death, through Christ Jesus my Lord - that I have been born from above in spirit and truth.
Lord I just want to thank You for the wonderful things that took place the moment that I trusted in Jesus as Saviour. Thank You that You transferred me from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of Your dear Son. Thank You that I am accepted in Christ Jesus, Your beloved Son and have been clothed in His righteousness – thank You that I have become a child of God and been made a joint-heir with Jesus and thank You that in Him I am seated in heavenly places and that I have become eternally secure, having been given eternal life – by faith in Jesus Christ my Saviour.
Thank You also for the understanding that the moment that I was born again, Your Holy Spirit baptised me, once and forever, into the body of Christ – that he placed me eternally, into that body of believers that is called the Church. Thank You for this precious baptism into Christ and may I learn to grow in grace and in a knowledge Him Who loved me and gave Himself for me.
Fill me day by day with Your Spirit – lead and guide me in the days that lie ahead and thank You that in Christ I am saved by grace alone, through faith alone in Christ alone and that He did it all and it is finished, in Jesus name I pray,
“For we were all baptized by one Spirit into one body-whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free-and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.”