Blessing Our Children
Blessing The Family
Rev. Dana or Rev. Scott will perform a lovely ceremony to bless your baby and your family.
They will help you create your Ceremony ~ with their words of Blessing & Attentiveness from which you may choose.
Your Blessing Ceremony will begin with a Welcome, and Lovely Words to affirm coming together to Bless This Child (or Children) & to extend Blessing to your Family.
Rev. Dana has written and compiled wonderful material and tender suggestions for your Blessing Ceremony, which will give you a sense of ‘the flow’ of the Ceremony. There are ideas for what to include and who may be acknowledged. You are welcome to include additional material. You are not limited to only the material offered.
This is a spiritual ceremony, not religious. Your Ceremony will include as much ‘God’ or as little ‘God’ as suits you and your family. Meditation, or no meditation; prayer, or no prayer. This is your Ceremony. As you draw from Rev. Dana’s suggestions, you will set the sacred tone you wish to share.
Rev. Dana & Rev. Scott will help you create a Ceremony that is truly A Blessing for your child & your family.
An example of the ‘Baby Blessing’ material available for you to choose from:
IT IS A LOVING FAMILY WHO TAKES A MOMENT TO ASK GOD'S BLESSING ON THEIR CHILDREN.
IT IS IMPORTANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE HOW SPECIAL & IMPORTANT EACH CHILD IS.
IF EVERY CHILD WERE RAISED WITH LOVE, ACKNOWLEDGEMENT, & ACCEPTANCE ~
IF EVERY CHILD KNEW THEY WERE TRULY VALUED ~
THIS WORLD WOULD BE A DIFFERENT PLACE ~ A BETTER PLACE.
WE ARE HERE TODAY TO CELEBRATE THE LOVE THAT NOURISHES THIS FAMILY.
WE ARE WITH YOU TO BLESS YOUR BABY, TO COMMEMORATE YOUR FAMILY
& TO HONOR THE LIFE YOU WILL ALL CREATE TOGETHER AS YOUR CHILDREN GROW.
YOU ARE EACH BLESSED TO BE PART OF A FAMILY IN WHICH YOU KNOW YOU ARE LOVED.
YOU ARE EACH A GIFT TO ONE ANOTHER
AND A BLESSING TO THIS FAMILY.
IT IS YOUR PRIVILEGE, & YOUR JOY TO BE WITH EACH OTHER AS YOU GROW & LOVE TOGETHER.
ALWAYS REMEMBER THIS SPECIAL DAY,
CARRY IT DEEP IN YOUR HEART,
& YOU WILL ALWAYS HAVE WITH YOU THE STRENGTH & CARING OF YOUR LOVING FAMILY .
TOGETHER YOU WILL CREATE A LOVING HOME THAT IS AN OASIS FOR YOURSELVES & FOR YOUR CHILDREN.
MAKE TIME, AND CHERISH YOUR MOMENTS TOGETHER,
REALIZING HOW IMPORTANT & FLEETING THEY ARE.
REMEMBER, THIS CHILD IS A UNIQUE BEING ON THE PATH OF HIS OWN DESTINY.
YOU CANNOT GIVE HIM TOO MUCH LOVE.
YOU CANNOT GIVE HIM TOO MUCH STRENGTH OF BELIEF IN HIMSELF.
NOR CAN YOU GIVE HIM TOO MUCH WONDER OF THE WORLD AROUND HIM.
GIVE HIM THE GIFT OF HUMOR.
GIVE HIM THE GIFT OF MUSIC.
GIVE HIM THE GIFT OF BELIEF IN HIS OWN CREATIVITY.
THESE ARE THE CERTAINTIES THAT WILL SUSTAIN HIM IN A SOMETIMES DIFFICULT WORLD.
DEAR GOD, THANK YOU FOR THE BIRTH OF THIS BEAUTIFUL CHILD
INTO OUR WORLD & INTO THIS FAMILY.
WE OFFER OURSELVES THIS DAY AS CARETAKERS OF HER SPIRIT & HER HIGHER MIND.
MAY WE FULFILL THE GLORY OF OUR ROLE IN HER LIFE & THE LIVES OF HER PARENTS.
MAY THE SPIRIT OF THIS FAMILY, FROM GENERATIONS PAST & INTO THE FUTURE,
BURST FORTH TO BLESS & SUSTAIN THIS CHILD. AMEN.
AND NOW, TO YOU, PARENTS, I SAY ON BEHALF OF ALL OF US HERE,
GO IN PEACE, & BUILD A STRONG & BEAUTIFUL FAMILY LIFE.
OUR GOOD WISHES FOR YOU & YOUR FAMILY ARE ROOTED IN TRUTH,
FOR WE HAVE PRAYED WITH YOU & JOINED OUR HEARTS WITH YOURS.
YOUR PRAYERS ARE OUR PRAYERS.
MAY YOU HAVE A HOME THAT IS FULL OF LOVE & RIGHTEOUSNESS FOR YOU & YOUR CHILD.
MAY SHE GROW UP TO REFLECT THE BEST IN BOTH OF YOU.
MAY SHE EXTEND UNTO THE WORLD SHE TOUCHES THE LOVE SHE RECEIVES FROM HER MOTHER & FATHER. DO NOT FEAR, FOR GOD WILL GUIDE YOU ALWAYS.
DO NOT DESPAIR, FOR GOD IS EVER THERE.
YOU ARE LOVED & YOU ARE CARED FOR.
THE SPIRIT OF GOD IS WITH YOU ALWAYS,
TO GUIDE YOU BOTH & BLESS YOUR CHILDREN.
AND SO IT IS.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL.