Saturday, December 5
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.
Create in us new and pure hearts,
healed from unforgiveness and hatred,
empty of cruelty and unkindness,
open to compassion and reconciliation.
Baptize us that we may be
awash in your hope,
soaked with your peace,
saturated with your mercy.
With hearts overflowing
with your abounding grace,
send us forth to shower the world
with your love.