This article is about the dedication of a church.

Source: Clarion, 1997. 1 pages.

The Dedication of a House of Worship

Beloved in the Lord, we are gathered to consecrate and set apart this house for the worship of the one living and true God. Let us therefore dedicate this place to its proper and sacred uses with the following words:

On this second day of March, in the year nineteen hundred and ninety seven, we dedicate this house:

To thee, God and Father of Jesus Christ, our Lord;

To thee, eternal Son of God, Redeemer of thy people and Head of thy church;

To thee, Spirit of God, Lord and Giver of life, our Teacher, Sanctifier and Comforter;

For the worship of God in praise and prayer;

For the preaching of the gospel of the grace of God;

For the celebration of the holy sacraments;

For the diffusion of sacred knowledge;

For the promotion of righteousness;

For the extension of the kingdom of God;

For release to the captives;

For recovering of sight to the blind;

For rest to the heavy laden;

For comfort to those who mourn;

For strength to those who are tempted;

For assurance to those of little faith;

For the sanctifying of the family;

For the nurture of the young;

For the perfecting of believers;

In gratitude for the gracious keeping of the divine covenant throughout past generations;

In reliance upon the promise that the gates of hell shall not prevail against the church;

In the hope of the eternal glory of the church triumphant.


Dedication text from the Form of Government (FOG) of the OPC.

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