Are you finding it difficult to find the right words for your confirmation message, greeting, or blessing? Needing advice… to give confirmation advice?
Sure, you can just sign your name (and people do), but why not at least try go to the next level and add a meaningful and personal note? This article will provide thoughtful ideas on what to write in those confirmation cards for family, friends or relatives partaking in the sacrament or rite of confirmation in their church.
If you’re looking for amazing and unique confirmation card sources and ideas, don’t miss this article.
How to write the perfect confirmation message
Many people struggle with finding the right words for a confirmation card. It’s best if confirmation wishes and messages come naturally. If you think that you have to write something epic and faith-filled, and it’s not your style, you could end up falling flat.
I have nothing against faith-filled messages, but you are dealing with a teenager. They think everything is lame and may not have the maturity to appreciate a well-crafted message (OK, there are a select few who display maturity). At the same time, it’s a chance to share a thoughtful message from the heart, in a way that recognizes the special event for what it is.
For that reason, you shouldn’t skirt around the point of the day, confirmation is an important religious Catholic sacrament/Lutheran rite and should be acknowledged. You may want to refer to “Holy confirmation messages” below for help.
What makes great confirmation messages:
- inspiring quotes
- words of wisdom
- use of encouraging words
- a short experience of your own
- heartfelt and genuine messages
- an expression of love and admiration
- acknowledgment of the positive traits of the confirmandi
If you are uncomfortable writing a confirmation message, there are a few ways around it. Feel free to buy a confirmation card that expresses your feelings, insert a confirmation quote from others or quotes from the Bible, or even use something like an acrostic word play.
Take it to the next level and say a short prayer or think of the person you intend to give the card to for a divinely-inspired burst of creativity! Some of the Etsy artists I mentioned on the confirmation card page give credit to a greater power for their successful creations.
Confirmation messages for boys and girls
Confirmation messages are fairly universal. I know that some of you may be seeking confirmation wishes specific to boys or specific to girls. This article would get pretty long if I attempted that!
Simply insert the confirmandi’s name or relationship that you have with them (son, daughter, grandson, granddaughter, godson, goddaughter, niece, nephew, etc.) as appropriate. Some handwritten messages may include terms of endearment, such as “sweetheart” “dear” or “honey” or even a personal nickname.
Mentioning that “you are growing into a fine young man” or “young woman” may be what you are after. Focusing on masculine or femine traits can shape your message, such as “you are a beautiful young woman” or “strong young man.”
You may phrase your confirmation wish that the young person continues to be a loving person of God (or a kind woman, kind man, etc.).
Here are some wording/phrasing ideas to personalize your message for a boy or girl (swap out gender/relationship as needed). Any of these confirmation greetings could be combined with the other confirmation messages on this page:
- Happy Confirmation, son!
- Congratulations on your Confirmation, daughter!
- Best wishes, buddy!
- We’re so proud of you, honey!
- Congratulations, grandson!
- May you grow up to be a God-loving man and kind to others.
- Happy Confirmation, godson!
- May God be with you on your way to becoming a devoted Christian woman.
- Sending love and lots of prayers to an incredible boy on his confirmation day.
- Hope you have a great day, niece!
Confirmation message ideas (you would actually write)
I perused a few websites to get some ideas for confirmation wishes and things to write in confirmation cards. None of it looked like anything close to what I would write for a confirmation greeting.
Below is a list of simple confirmation messages to write in a card. Most people should find something on the list that is in their comfort zone. Here it goes:
- God bless you on your Confirmation day!
- Warm wishes on your Confirmation day!
- Congratulations on you Confirmation!
- Thank you for letting me be part of your Confirmation day.
- All my blessings and love are always with you.
- Happy Confirmation day. May you have a blessed life.
- Have a blessed Confirmation!
- Lots of warm wishes for your Confirmation.
- May you grow stronger in your faith every day!
- May you grow up to be an amazing human being.
- Confirmation is the next phase of deepening your faith, embrace the journey!
- Keep yourself on the right path, choose good!
- I feel lucky and honored to be a part of your life today, congratulations on this Confirmation day!
- I’m so glad that I could attend your Confirmation ceremony and celebrate this special day with you.
- The beginning of an incredible journey begins on the day of your Confirmation. Lots of wishes and prayers.
- Best Wishes!
- God Bless!
You may be wondering if you have to capitalize “confirmation.” Technically, no. However, in writing confirmation greetings, I would. It just looks better.
Confirmation wishes and blessings
This second bunch of confirmation messages is a greater extension of the connection of the confirmation event and God.
- May you hold the love for Jesus Christ in your heart forever and spread it to everyone you meet in this lifetime.
- Jesus loves you and I do, too! God Bless!
- Profess your faith boldly and live courageously!
- Open your heart to the Lord, let Him guide you in every pursuit in Life!
- May you have the guidance of Jesus at every point of your life.
- May Jesus protects you and shower you with his blessings always.
- May Jesus bestow His blessings and wisdom onto you.
- Happy Confirmation. May you receive all the blessings of Jesus forever!
- May Jesus shower you with all his blessings and positive energy throughout your life.
- May Jesus shower his blessings on you.
- May God bless you with guidance and wisdom.
- May our Lord fill your life with the brightest lights of all his blessings, today and always.
- On your Confirmation day, I hope you are richly blessed and you find what you seek.
- Wishing you lots of happiness and joy. May Jesus continue to show you the right path.
- May God fill your life with happiness and your heart with love for him.
- May God stay in your heart forever and hear your every prayer with love.
- Thank Jesus Christ for all his support and for all his blessings upon you! Wish you a great life ahead of this confirmation day.
- Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of our faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love.
- May the Holy Spirit light your way.
Confirmation messages of faith, belief, and strength
Confirmation messages about faith and strength are an ideal writing focus for a confirmation message. Use these ideas to jumpstart your special confirmation wish:
May Jesus be with you and help you make the right decisions in life.
May God bless you with strength – always stay near to him!
May your faith shine brightly on everyone that you meet in your life.
Wishing you all God’s blessings on your Confirmation day. May the belief in your heart in Jesus Christ grow stronger every day!
Remember that God stays with you in every dilemma and shows you the right path in every chaos, even in the dark times. God is always there for you, ready to assist if you only ask! Let him in! Best Wishes.
Hold tight on the belief you have for God.
I hope the Lord always keeps you on the right path and gets you through all your hardships.
Believe in God no matter what happens. On this Confirmation day, I wish you all the best and hope God answers every prayer of yours.
Stay strong with your faith and celebrate the love Jesus Christ had for us.
Congratulation on your Confirmation. May you hold Jesus Christ forever in your heart and be able to make time for him amidst every chaos and peace.
Today you have promised to serve the almighty faithfully throughout your life. I hope you always pledge your love for him and profess your faith in him.
Acrostic confirmation message
“Acrostic” sounds like a mysterious name, maybe even like a super-secret coded message, but it’s not! It’s just a fun word play to deliver a message or poem. An acrostic is sometimes referred to as “string” poetry. Basically, it’s a structured poem/phrase based on each letter of a word. I grabbed this example from the online acrostic poem generator:
J is for Joyous, full of bliss
O is for Obliging, willing to accommodate
H is for Humble, never putting on airs
N is for Nurturing, you bring out the good in people
It’s easy to see how you can apply this to a confirmation card. C-O-N-F-I-R-M-A-T-I-O-N would be a pretty long word, but you could play with “Faith” or “Spirit” or of course the confirmandi’s name. Some people say that this method of writing frees up the mind to think more creatively – it’s worth a try!
Strictly speaking, each letter would be the beginning of a phrase or sentence, but who are we kidding? Do you know how hard that would be? In the adjacent example, I use the name “Lauryn” with a bit of shifting of letters to fit in what I needed. If you find it too difficult to build off of your confirmandi’s name (or chosen saint name in the case of Catholics) try another, more acrostic-friendly word.
My friend has cleverly used acrostics as her go-to Christmas letter for years… usually using the word “Christmas” (or “Happy New Year”). She manages to fill everyone in on what her family did in the past year with just using a holiday acrostic.
If you’re uncomfortable writing a personal confirmation message in a card, try this method. It takes the pressure off of trying to deliver the perfect message (acrostics are less formal) and it’s a neat little way to put a smile on a confirmandi’s face.
Holy confirmation messages
Confirmation day is a God-connecting experience. It makes sense that you want to include a faith-filled note. For some of these youth, connecting with God in a personal way is new territory.
A word of caution, be careful about spooking teens off with your religious zeal, especially if it is not the equivalent of yours.
Here’s a tip: pause and ask for some divine guidance to help the good ol’ ink flow and unblock any stuck ideas. Don’t be surprised at how more easily the writing will come to you.
If you want something faith-filled and epic, you can find examples. Some people really have the gift of writing spiritual messages. I hope this page offers a springboard to form your own ideal confirmation message.
Confirmation quotes from the Bible
Advice: don’t use a Bible quote if you’re not sure what it means. In additon, check the Bible verse number for accuracy. Remember there are different versions out there!
“Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act.” – Psalm 37:5
“Revere the Lord, and serve him in sincerity and in faithfulness.” – Joshua 24:14
“From there you will seek the Lord your God, and you will find him if you search with all your heart and soul.” – Deuteronomy 4:29
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.” – Matthew 22:37
“The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to keep still.” – Exodus 14:14
“The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” – Psalm 27:1 KJV
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” – Proverbs 3:5-6
“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.” – Romans 12:2
“For we walk by faith, not by sight.” – 2 Corinthians 5:7
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. –Phillipians 4:13
Quotes about confirmation
In addition to inspired confirmation wishes and Bible quotes, draw on the well-said words of others. This list contains beautiful thoughts about confirmation that can express what you are feeling when you can’t find your own words.
“Confirmation deepens the grace received at Baptism and strengthens us to live as authentic witnesses of Christ.” – Pope Francis
“Confirmation gives us the grace to profess our faith boldly and to live it with courage and conviction.” – Bishop Robert Barron
“Confirmation is an act of faith, of affirming one’s beliefs and committing oneself to a life of service to God and others.” – Rev. William G. Storey
“Through Confirmation, we receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit and are empowered to live out our faith in the world.” – Bishop Daniel E. Thomas
“Confirmation is not the end, but rather the beginning of our journey as disciples of Christ.” – Pope Benedict XVI
“Confirmation is an opportunity to renew our commitment to Christ and to the mission of his Church.” – Bishop Michael F. Burbidge
“Confirmation reminds us that we are never alone in our journey of faith, but rather surrounded by a community of believers who support and encourage us.” – Rev. John Bartunek
“Through Confirmation, we are marked with the seal of the Holy Spirit and commissioned to go forth and share the good news of the Gospel with the world.” – Archbishop José H. Gomez
“Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want. It is the belief that God will do what is right.” – Max Lucado
“Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.” – Christian D. Larson
“Confirmation is a sacrament of empowerment to witness and share Christ’s love.” – Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz
“God doesn’t call the qualified, He qualifies the called.” – Unknown
“The Holy Spirit enlightens the human spirit and strengthens us to live as disciples of Christ.” – Pope Francis
“The Holy Spirit is the interior Master of Christian experience who shows us how to live the Gospel in the concrete circumstances of our lives.” – Pope Francis
“Confirmation means accepting responsibility for your faith and destiny. Your parents and teachers have given you the tools you need to succeed. The rest is up to you.” – Unknown
“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
“Confirmation is a call to mission, to witness to Christ in every aspect of our lives, with our words and our actions.” – Pope Francis
“Confirmation is the sacrament that strengthens us to live out our faith in the world.” – Unknown
“Confirmation is not the end, but the beginning of a journey that will last a lifetime.” – Unknown
“Confirmation reminds us that we are not alone on our spiritual journey, but are part of a larger community of believers.” – Unknown
“Confirmation is not about perfection, but about progress. It is a step towards a deeper understanding of our faith and our place in the world.” – Unknown
Remember to take a moment to pause, think about your confirmandi’s special attributes, and what the confirmation event means. You will then be able to write your own unique and special confirmation wish from the heart!