Blessed are you, O God of all creation,
From the dawning of life you have called me by name.
From the waters of my Baptism you set me
on the path to this day.
In your generosity you have brought me to this time
when I am blessed to journey with your children
as they come to share in your mercy and goodness.
Send the Holy Spirit to guide us on our way
in this time of preparation.
Help me to remember that it is through your Son,
by the power of the Holy Spirit,
that these children will come to you.