Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Archbishop's message on Prince George's baptism

Baptism is not just for kings, says the Archbishop: 'God doesn't care who we are. In his excellent video (see below) he goes on to say: 'God 's love is offered without qualification, without price, without cost, to all people, in all circumstances, always'

‘God’s love is offered without qualification, without price, without cost, to all people, in all circumstances, always.’ - See more at: http://www.archbishopofcanterbury.org/articles.php/5162/watch-archbishop-justin-on-the-royal-christening#sthash.6NgpmDNG.dpuf
‘God’s love is offered without qualification, without price, without cost, to all people, in all circumstances, always.’ - See more at: http://www.archbishopofcanterbury.org/articles.php/5162/watch-archbishop-justin-on-the-royal-christening#sthash.6NgpmDNG.dpuf
‘God’s love is offered without qualification, without price, without cost, to all people, in all circumstances, always - See more at: http://www.archbishopofcanterbury.org/articles.php/5162/watch-archbishop-justin-on-the-royal-christening#sthash.6NgpmDNG.dpuf
‘God’s love is offered without qualification, without price, without cost, to all people, in all circumstances, always - See more at: http://www.archbishopofcanterbury.org/articles.php/5162/watch-archbishop-justin-on-the-royal-christening#sthash.6NgpmDNG.dpuf
‘God’s love is offered without qualification, without price, without cost, to all people, in all circumstances, always - See more at: http://www.archbishopofcanterbury.org/articles.php/5162/watch-archbishop-justin-on-the-royal-christening#sthash.6NgpmDNG.dpuf
‘God’s love is offered without qualification, without price, without cost, to all people, in all circumstances, always - See more at: http://www.archbishopofcanterbury.org/articles.php/5162/watch-archbishop-justin-on-the-royal-christening#sthash.6NgpmDNG.dpuf
‘God’s love is offered without qualification, without price, without cost, to all people, in all circumstances, always - See more at: http://www.archbishopofcanterbury.org/articles.php/5162/watch-archbishop-justin-on-the-royal-christening#sthash.6NgpmDNG.dpuf




 In another imaginative gesture Premier Christian Radio delivered a giant Christening Card to St James's Palace this morning signed by 5,000 Christians.

Premier CEO, Peter Kerridge, said  "As William and Kate make promises to bring Prince George up in the love of Jesus Christ, we know that Christians all over the country would want to send their blessings to the Royal Family on this special occasion, which is why we made it possible for them to sign up to our unique Christening card, featuring the special blessing."


The card includes this prayer for the baby prince and his parents: 
God of Life, we rejoice in the gift of a son to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. We give thanks that by bringing their child to be christened they have responded to Your love and to the grace of Your only Son, Jesus Christ.
We pray for William and Catherine as they love and care for George Alexander Louis. Help and equip them as parents, especially as they make solemn promises before You to nurture their son in the Christian faith. May the public nature of their lives and responsibilities not hinder them in being a good example through their words, prayers, and deeds.
King of Kings, strengthen this family by Your Holy Spirit, that they may use the privileges, opportunities, and challenges that come with their national roles, for the good of all and as a witness to Your Light. We pray through Jesus Christ our Lord, and for the sake of Your kingdom of love and peace.
Amen

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