Saturday, December 9
O Holy Baptizer, Come
Mark 1:8 I [John] baptized you with water; but the one who comes will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.
O Holy Baptizer, Come~
Claim us as your own.
Immerse us in your healing, cleansing spirit,
as you have promised through your baby boy
who came to make us new.
Create in us clean and pure hearts,
empty and open to your guiding word.
May our lives be
newly awash with your hope,
soaked with your peace,
saturated with your love,
and overflowing with your joy,
that we might baptize the world
with your presence.