Episcopal Baptism Prayers
Each candidate is presented by name to the Celebrant, or to an assisting priest or deacon, who then immerses, or pours water upon, the candidate, saying
., I baptize you in the Name of the Father, and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit. Amen
When this action has been completed for all candidates, the Bishop or Priest, at a place in full sight of the congregation, prays over them, saying
Let us pray.
Heavenly Father, we thank you that by water and the Holy Spirit you have bestowed upon these
your servants the forgiveness of sin, and have raised them
to the new life of grace. Sustain them,
O Lord, in your Holy Spirit. Give them
an inquiring and discerning heart, the courage to will and to persevere, a spirit to know and to love you, and the gift of joy and wonder in all your works. Amen
(source: Book of Common Prayer, 1979 version, Protestant Episcopal Church in the USA).
N.B For other prayers in this ceremony (such as for the sanctification of the water) please see the Episcopal service for baptism.