For some of us who were baptized as infants, our water baptism pointed the way forward to the Holy Spirit. For others, we chose to be baptized as a profession of having received The Spirit. But for all of us, we embrace water baptism not because the water itself is special, but because it is a powerful symbol of the outpouring of The Holy Spirit upon us.
And we pray:
Lord, as we remember our baptisms, we do so with gratitude for The Holy Spirit that You freely poured out on us. As we baptize others, we ask that You would fill us anew with Your Spirit. Let us not lose sight of where our power comes from, so that we may live by Your power each day, to the glory of Your name. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.