We accept all children as an inheritance from God and this child as a unique gift.
We dedicate our child to Him and we dedicate ourselves to do our very best in raising up this child in the Lord.
We will protect this child from harm with all our strength.
We will teach this child to trust, to walk, and to search for truth.
We will love and discipline this child in the way that God has loved and disciplined us.
We will treasure the moments and collect the memories that each day holds.
We will tell the stories that build faith and shape character.
We will give this child a legacy of wonder and wisdom.
We will, with God's help, instill within this child a love for God which will last a lifetime.
Lord, we solemnly accept the calling of parenting.