Parker was dedicated at church today.
The ceremony began with a welcome and prayer given by our Kids Pastor, Sara Richards. Each family introduced themselves and gave a quick sentence on why they wanted to dedicate their child. Ours went something like, "We are choosing to dedicate Parker because we want to publicly express that we will try to raise him in a way that is pleasing to God. We hope that he grows up to love the Lord and choose to have a personal relationship with Him."
Sara then read a Pledge of Dedication:
Before God, our family, and this church we declare our desire to dedicate you to the Lord. Our commitment is to raise you in the love of Christ. With God's help, we desire to be examples of His grace and His love. Our prayer is that you will hunger and thirst for God's righteousness May you be filled with the presence of the Holy Spirit, and may you choose to follow Jesus your whole life.
By this time, Parker had fallen asleep! It was past nap time and he was getting really cranky. He stayed asleep for the rest of the ceremony.