May 31, 2009

A Prayer for Baby Vincent

Almighty God,
Be a bright flame before him,
A guiding star above him,
A smooth path below him,
A kindly shepherd behind him
All the days of his life.

Form him for your pleasure,
Strengthen him for your service,
Guard him for your glory,
In the power of the risen Christ.

(adapted from a blessing by St. Columba c. 521-597)