My Baptismal Prayer

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    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
    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