Strengthen, Lord, your servant with your Holy Spirit. Empower and sustain him/her for your service.
(A Prayer Book for Australia)
Those who have been baptised need to profess for themselves, when of a mature age, the faith into which they have been baptised, and express the courage to witness to Christ in the world. The Anglican tradition provides for this in Confirmation in which a person affirms and renews the baptismal promises and receives the strengthening of the Holy Spirit through prayer and the laying on of the Bishop’s hands. It is a community event where the rite of initiation is completed, and leads to full participation in the life of the Church.