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,