This file includes Prayers, First Communion, Godparents, Christening and Baptism and Humor.
Also see Angels, ABC Lists, Baby Memorial Albums and Children Memorial Albums.

My Gift

(Christina Rossetti)

What can I give Him
Poor as I am;
If I were a shepherd,
I would give Him a lamb.
If I were a wise man,
I would do my part.
But what can I give Him?
I will give him my heart.

 First Communion

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Christening and Baptism


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Please God...

Grant this little child Your love
As each new day appears,
Grant the parents guidance
And wisdom though out the years--
Smile down upon this christening
And in Your loving way
Let Your presence gently bless
This little one today.

Baptism or Christening Poem

Blessings on the little children,
Sweet and fresh from Heaven above,
May their days be filled with beauty,
May they grow in truth and love.
Lord, bless this tiny infant
Who will make the world so fair--
Keep this precious little life
Forever in Your care.

another Baptism or Christening Poem

(John H. Gower)

We bring them Lord, in thankful hands,
And yielding them up to Thee;
Joyful that we ourselves are Thine,
Thine let our off-spring be.

My Baptism

(Patricia Clough)

Today I took a closer step
to be with Heavenly Father.
I humbly walked down five white steps
and into clean, clear water.
My loving Daddy took my hand
to help me stand up straight--
Just as he has through all my life
till now when I am eight.
My Daddy showed me what to do--
breathe deep and hold your nose--
And baptized me with priesthood power
and smiled when I arose.

Tomorrow I'll take another step
to be with Heavenly Father.
My Daddy, uncles, grandpas too,
will all around me gather.
They'll lay their hands upon my head,
bless me and say, "Amen".
Then the Holy Ghost will be my guide
if I but follow Him.


You can substitute 'Godfather' or 'Godparents' for 'Godmother' in the quotes.

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Children's Prayers

A Child's Prayer

(John Banister Tabb)

Make me, dear Lord, polite and kind
To every one, I pray.
And may I ask you how you find
Yourself, dear Lord, today?

A Child's Grace

Thank you for the world so sweet
Thank you for the food we eat
Thank you for the birds that sing
Thank you God for everything.

A Child's Good Night

Dear Father hear and bless
they beasts and singing birds.
And guard with tenderness
small things that have no words.

A Child's ABC Prayer

(Lisa Summerour © 2002)

All little children should
Brush their teeth, and
Clean behind their ears.

Do their homework
Everyday and be
Faithful with their chores.

Generosity is rewarded--
How nice to give rather than receive
In time good things return to you--
Just try it and you will see.

Kind deeds don't go unnoticed, so
Lend a helping hand.
May you spread your smile
Near and far--and show joy to all the land.

Open your heart up "Oh, so wide!"
Pouring out love each day.
Quite surely you will feel love to, when it
Returns to head your way.

Some days there will be sunshine,
Thunder and lighting will happen too. But,
Underneath God's great umbrella a
Victory waits for you.

We are all His little children, made
eXactly as we should be
You have all you need to
Zoom along--and be the best you that you can be!

Maker of Heaven and Earth

(Cecil Frances Alexander)

All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The Lord God made them all.

Each little flower that opens,
Each little bird that sings,
He made their glowing colors,
He made their tiny wings.

The rich man in his castle,
The poor man at his gate,
God made them, high or lowly,
And ordered their estate.

The purple-headed mountain,
The river running by,
The sunset, and the morning,
That brightens up the sky;

The cold wind in the winter,
The pleasant summer sun,
The ripe fruits in the garden,
He made them every one.

The tall trees in the greenwood,
The meadows where we play,
The rushes by the water,
We gather every day;

He gave us eyes to see them,
And lips that we might tell,
How great is God Almighty,
Who has made all things well.

Prayer of Thanksgiving

(Ralph Waldo Emerson)

For mother-love and father-care,
For brothers strong and sisters fair,
For love at home and here each day,
For guidance lest we go astray,
Father in Heaven, we thank Thee.

For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.

For flowers that bloom about our feet;
For tender grass, so fresh, so sweet;
For song of bird, and hum of bee;
For all things fair we hear or see,
Father in heaven, we thank Thee!

For blue of stream and blue of sky,
For pleasant shade of branches high,
For fragrant air and cooling breeze,
For beauty of the blooming trees,
Father in Heaven, we thank Thee.

(Note: the second and third verses of this are often used alone)

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