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Prayers for Confirmation

Praying for people in preparation for a sacrament is an easy way to be involved in parish life.

Those preparing for the sacrament of Confirmation are receiving their last sacrament of initiation. They will receive the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit, which will help them throughout their faith journey.

Saying prayers for Confirmation candidates and teachers is a great way to remain connected to other parishioners in your church. Get to know the confirmands and their teachers. Volunteer to help teach a class or attend a retreat. Attend the Confirmation Mass and support them as they receive the sacrament. This Confirmation guided prayer journal is a great gift for the newly confirmed member of your family.

These prayers for Confirmation ask God to inspire and motivate confirmands to be open to the ways God calls them, rely on Him for guidance and help them become followers of Christ.

Support the candidates in your parish by using these prayers for Confirmation.

Holy Spirit, Confirm in Me (Prayed by Candidates)

Holy Spirit, you are the giver of many gifts which God wants to give me very personally. Open my heart and my mind as I prepare for Confirmation. Help me to know that you are confirming all the goodness that I am and all the goodness that I will become. Increase my desire to know and follow Jesus as his disciple with a grateful and courageous heart. Amen.

Prayer from Catechist

Confirmation Prayer (Prayed by Candidates)

Holy Spirit, strengthen me with your gifts of Wisdom, Understanding, Right Judgement, Courage, Knowledge, Reverence, and Wonder and Awe in God’s Presence, that I may serve as a disciple of
Christ. Grant that I may grow into the fullness of the stature of Christ. Fill me with the joy of your presence. Increase in me the fruit of your Spirit. Help me to experience and trust your dwelling within, so that I can count on your guidance today and every day. Show all of us the way to help one another, become better disciples of Jesus Christ, sharing your love with our world and with each person we meet. Come, Holy Spirit, Come! Amen.

Prayer from Seomra Range

Spirit of God Prayer

Spirit of God, grant me: The gift of wisdom to see the world through your eyes, the gift of right judgement to make difficult decisions, the gifts of knowledge and understanding to use my mind to know you and to love you, the gift of courage to live in the faith despite the difficulties and disappointments, the gift of reverence to be able to express my special love and commitment to you, and the right kind of awesome fear that makes me pause to wonder and revere God’s Love. Amen.

Prayer from Seomra Range

Prayer for Confirmation Candidates

Holy Spirit, strengthen our students with your gifts of Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel, Fortitude, Knowledge, Piety, and Fear of the Lord, and serve as a disciple of Christ. Grant that they may grow into the fullness of the stature of Christ. Fill them with the joy of your presence. Increase in them the fruit of your Spirit. Help them to experience and trust your dwelling within so that they can count on your guidance today and every day. Show us the way to help one another become better disciples of Jesus Christ, sharing your love with our world and with each person we meet. Come, Holy Spirit! Come!

Prayer from St. Theresa of Avila Church, Grovetown, GA

Prayer for Candidates

God of all ages, You send out your Spirit to touch the hearts of all people, Look kindly on our candidates for Confirmation as they seek to hear your voice. As they embark on this retreat weekend, we pray that you send your Spirit to enlighten, guide, strengthen, console, and open their hearts as they continue to seek a closer relationship with you. Help them to truly know the deep and abiding love you have for each of them and fill them with the joy of your presence.
 
As our community prepares these children for Confirmation, make us an instrument of your love,
Teach us to reverence what is holy in others and to be patience with what we do not understand.
Deepen our faith and help us to pass it on by our example. We pray that you continue to guide and sustain us, and teach us the Way of Love. We praise you through Christ our Lord, Amen.

Prayer from St. Rose of Lima Church, Northborough, MA

Confirmation Prayer (For Teachers)

Lord, You send out Your Spirit to touch the hearts of all people, so that they may believe in You and in Jesus whom You sent. Look kindly on all candidates for Confirmation as they listen to Your voice. Open their hearts to Your Spirit and bring to fulfillment the good work that You have begun in them. As we prepare these children for Confirmation, make each of us an instrument of Your love. Teach us to appreciate what is holy in others, and to be patient with what we do not understand. Deepen our faith in the Gospel and help us to pass it on by our example. We pray that You will continue to guide us and sustain us. Through Christ our Lord, Amen.

Prayer from St. Joseph on Carrollton Manor Church, Frederick, MD

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