O Lord and heavenly Father, who art calling us at this time to seek thy grace in confirmation and to dedicate our lives to thy service: Prepare us, we pray thee, for this solemn ordinance, and make us faithful members of thy Church. Open our hearts to receive all that thou art waiting to bestow upon us. Teach us more of thy truth, more of thy love, more of thyself. And grant that in lives made strong by thy Holy Spirit we may serve thee gladly and bravely all our days; for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord.