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Wording Examples for your candle

Below are a selection of verses, poems and prayers that you can choose from to be printed on the back of your personalised candle.

Alternatively, you are more than welcome to choose your own poem or wording.

Wording #1
As the droplets of water
are placed upon you,
You are wrapped in
God's precious love,
May He bless, guide
and protect you,
Keeping you safe, healthy
and happy from above.
God bless you, little angel... 

Wording #2

Welcome, precious little child
So fresh from God above
Christened today in Jesus' name,
Held in His arms of love.
May angels guide your tiny feet
And bring you smiles to wear,
And may our Heavenly Father
Always keep you in His care.

Wording #3

The Lord will always walk with you,
along life’s blessed beach.
His footprints there beside your own,
always within reach.
Two sets of footprints, side by side,
from dawn to setting sun.
Yet there may come a day my child,
when you’ll see only one.
But do not think the Lord has left you,
nothing could be more wrong.
It’s just that He has picked you up,
to carry you along.

- by Lisa Engelhardt -

Wording #4

I'll walk in the rain by your side,
I'll do anything to keep you satisfied,
I'll love you more than anybody can.
And the wind will whisper your name to me,
Little birds will sing along in time,
Leaves will bow down when you walk by,
And morning bells will chime.
I'll be there when you're feeling down,
To kiss away the tears when you cry,
I'll share with you all the happiness I've found,
A reflection of the love in your eyes.
And I'll sing you a song of the rainbow,
A whisper of the joy that is mine,
Leaves will bow down when you walk by,
And morning bells will chime.

Wording #5

Woman – Child Angel of the Heart
You are the strength of the future
and the Beauty

of past Memories.
You are Love
and Light and Hope.
You are
Life’s Sweetest Gift
an unbelievable
and precious 

Wording #6

The Sacrament of Baptism

O God, our heavenly Father, grant that this child, as he/she grows in years, may also grow in grace and in the knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ, and that by the restraining and renewing influence of the Holy Spirit he/she may ever be a true child of thine, serving thee faithfully all of his/her days.

So guide and uphold the parents of this child that by giving care, wise counsel, and holy example, they may lead him/her into that life of faith whose strength is righteousness and whose fruit is everlasting joy and peace, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Wording #7

Lord, teach me all that I should know:
In grace and wisdom I may grow;
The more I learn to do Thy will,
The better may I love Thee still.
- Isaac Watts -

Wording #8

Build me a son, O Lord,
who will be strong enough to know when he is weak,
and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid,
one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat,
and humble and gentle in victory.

- Douglas MacArthur -

Wording #9

May God grant you always
A sunbeam to warm you,
A moonbeam to charm you,
A sheltering angel
so nothing can harm you,
Laughter to cheer you,
Faithful friends near you,
And whenever you pray,
Heaven to hear you.

Wording #10

Why God Created Little Girls
God made our world from a great shining star
And filled it with marvelous things,
Like shadows and rainbows and dimples and bees
And dreams that come true of wishes. 
But He needed something special and dear
To make all He'd created worthwhile,
To sing songs, pick flowers, be dainty, be sweet,
To dance and sing and giggle and wink,
So God made the world Little Girls. 
Whom forever He will cherish and love 
For of all His creatures in Heaven and Earth,
He sees in a Little Girl's eyes,
The wonder and glory of Paradise.

Wording #11

Why God Created Little Boys
God made a world out of His dreams
of majestic mountains, oceans and streams,
prairies and plains and wooded land,
then paused and thought... "I need someone to stand
on top of the mountains, to conquer the seas,
explore the plains and climb the trees.
Someone to start out small
and grow sturdy and strong like a tree,"
and so... He created boys, full of spirit and fun,
to explore and conquer, to romp and run,
with dirty faces and banged up chins,
with courteous hearts and boyish grins.
When He had completed the task He'd begun,
He surely said, "That's a job well done."

Wording #12

There is nothing to compare
to the miracle of birth
Few words to share
that will equal it's worth. 
In the twinkle of an eye
a new life is formed.
And for a lifetime
a mother's heart is warmed. 
In your beginning
a dream coming true.
Open arms awaiting
a miracle such as you.

Wording #13

Jesus said, 
"Let the little children come to me, 
and do not hinder them, 
for the kingdom of heaven 
belongs to such as these."

- Matthew 19:14 -

Wording #14

And he took the children in his arms, 
put his hands on them and blessed them. 
- Mark 10:16 -

Wording #15

Day by day, dear Lord, of Thee
Three things I pray:
To see Thee more clearly,
To love Thee more dearly,
To follow Thee more nearly,
Day by day.

- St. Richard of Chinchester -

Wording #16

The Lord's Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven
Hallowed be Thy name.
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done,
On earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
And forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation
But deliver us from evil,
For thine is the kingdom,
And the power, and the glory,
Forever and ever.