My Baptismal Prayer

Now that I’m eight
And have decided to take
The name of Jesus upon me,
I promise that I
Will be reverent and try
Very hard to be more like Thee.
Dear Heavenly Father,
How thoughtful of Thee
To give for my birthday
Forgiveness to me.
I’m now at the age
When I know right from wrong,
And I pray that Thou wilt always
Help me along.
The way, so I’m told,
Will sometimes be hard.
I’ll make some mistakes, probably,
But with Thee as my leader,
My strength, and my guard,
The way will be better for me.
In closing, dear Father,
I’d just like to say,
I thank Thee for my
Baptism this day.

[illustrations] Illustrated by Janae S. Westhoff