God of all ages, you send out your Spirit to touch the hearts of people
so that they may believe in You and in Jesus, whom You sent.
Look kindly on all catechumens and candidates, as they listen to your voice.
Open their hearts to your Spirit and bring to fulfillment
the good work you have begun in them.
As I reach out to welcome new members into the church,
make me an instrument of your love.
Teach me to reverence what is holy in others,
and to be patient with what I do not understand.
Deepen my faith in the gospel, and help me to pass it on by good example.
With those who are hesitant or afraid, let me be a source of encouragement.
And with those who are weak, let me be a pillar of strength.
I humbly accept the ministry of sponsor
and pray that you will continue to guide me
and sustain me in welcoming new members into your household.
I praise you through Christ our Lord.