Dedication before Baptism

by Nosferatu 6 Replies latest jw friends

  • Nosferatu

    How many of you actually dedicated yourself in prayer before you got baptized?

    When I was studying, I took this very seriously. But it seemed as something was wrong. Telling Jehovah that I was going to dedicate my life to serving him, doing his door to door work, attending all the meetings, teaching people about him. FOR MY WHOLE LIFE? I really had to think about that one. Thinking led to no baptism.

  • the_classicist

    I was never "baptised" by the JWs, but I find it interesting that the Bible says nothing about "dedicating your life to Jehovah," it's kind of like "accepting Jesus and your personal Lord and Saviour."

  • mrsjones5

    I did!

    The night before my baptism last Palm Sunday, I pray and told the Lord that I was his. Fell asleep, awoke a few hours later feeling that someone was holding me (it wasnt the hubby ), said to myself "Oh" and went back to sleep. The day of my baptism was one of the nicest days of my life, right up there with my wedding day and the birth days of my children.


  • rebel8

    I think that was something I was required to do in the back room with the elder who was doing the baptism study with me and his daughter. Neither of us believed anything we said, we just said it because we were supposed to. We were teenagers then, so I forgive myself.

  • sandy

    I didn't even know I was supossed to do this until the morning of my baptism. The guy giving the baptismal talk mentioned it. So I said a quick prayer during his talk. LOL

  • Es

    Not me, when i told dad i wanted to get baptized (mainly coz all the others were) he said have you dedicated yourself to god and im like what the, heheh i had no idea so i just said yes, but theres no way i did es

  • Oroborus21

    I did. I went to a secluded spot on campus and prayed about it.


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