your waters brought life;
In Noa’s flood
your waters were purifying;
In the oppression of Egypt
your waters were liberating;
When Jesus was baptized,
your waters opened the heavens
and your Spirit hovered over us;
When Christ was crucified,
your waters announced
that all was now finished;
After Jesus resurrection,
your waters spread all over the world
through the missionary work of your apostles,
announcing and teaching your gospel
baptizing in the name of the Father, and the Son and the Holy Spirit.
We pray to you, even now,
that your blessings be upon these waters,
that it may be for us and your servant (name)
the visible sign of an invisible grace.
Through Jesus Christ our Lord.