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32 inspirational affirmation quotes and bible verses

For many girls and boys in Christian denominations, Confirmation is a sacred time of faithful confession, often celebrated among friends, family and mentors. If you know or have been part of a confirmation candidate’s faith journey, send them one of these positive ones confirmation quotes as a form of good wishes in their renewed commitment to the Lord.

But what is affirmation, you may ask? Confirmation, or Chrismation as it is sometimes called, is one of the seven sacraments along with baptism, first communion and others. It is a formal affirmation of one’s faith and commitment to the Lord, often completed in early teens. Some Christian denominations, such as Catholics, require children undergoing the confirmation process to take religious classes and select a sponsor or mentor from the church to act as a guide on their faith journey. Confirmation candidates then renew their baptismal vows in the presence of the congregation and are blessed with a consecrated oil to seal themselves with the gift of the Holy Spirit.

To honor the newly committed Christian in your life, write one of these loving affirmation quotes and positive sayings on a card next to a confirmation gift. These faith quotes also make for great Instagram captions to celebrate the great sacramental day.

Short Affirmation Quotes

Saint John Paul II

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  • “Life with Christ is a beautiful adventure.” – St. John Paul II
  • “Then Jesus said to him, ‘Get up and go. Your faith has healed you.’”​—Luke 17:19
  • “Confirmation is God’s work.” – Pope Francis
  • “But he said, ‘Blessed are those who hear God’s word and put it into practice.’” – Luke 11:28
  • “We love because God first loved us.” – 1 John 4:19
  • “Trust your way in the Lord! Trust him! He will act.” –Psalm 37:5
  • “Blessed are those who trust in the Lord, who trust in the Lord.” – Jeremiah 17:7
  • “Be who God designed you to be, and you will set the world on fire!” – St. Catherine of Siena

Catholic confirmation quotes

Pope Francis

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  • “When we receive Him into our hearts, Christ is present and takes shape in our lives.” – Pope Francis
  • “I wish not only to be called a Christian, but to be a Christian.” – St. Ignatius of Antioch
  • “Prayer is the best armor we have, it is the key that opens the heart of God.” – St. Padre Pio
  • “Confirmation, like every sacrament, is not the work of men but of God, who cares for our lives in a way that molds us into the image of His Son and enables us to love as He does. ” – Pope Francis
  • “While the world changes, the cross remains steadfast.” — Saint Bruno
  • “Faith is believing what you don’t see. The reward of faith is seeing what you believe.” – St. Augustine
  • “He who possesses God lacks nothing: God alone is sufficient.” – St. Teresa of Ávila
  • “Dear brothers and sisters, let us not forget that we have received confirmation! All of us! Let us remember this first of all to thank the Lord for this gift, and then to ask Him to help us to live as true Christians, to walk always with joy in the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.” – Pope Francis

Affirmation quotes from the Bible

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  • “So now, if you will faithfully obey me and remain true to my covenant, you will be my most precious possession among all peoples, as the whole earth belongs to me.” – Exodus 19:5
  • “He answered, ‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your being, and with all your mind.’” —Matthew 22:37
  • “I thank you that I was wonderfully distinguished. Your works are beautiful – I know that very well.’ –Psalm 139:14
  • “So now, revere the Lord. Serve him honestly and faithfully. Put aside the gods that your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates and in Egypt, and serve the Lord.” – Joshua 24:14
  • “Jesus said to him, ‘If you can do anything? All things are possible to the one who has faith.’”​—Mark 9:23
  • “To the holy and faithful brothers and sisters in Christ in Colossae. Grace and peace to you from God our Father.” – Colossians 1:2
  • “Someone might argue, ‘You have faith, and I have action.’ But how can I see your faith apart from your actions? Instead, I will show you my faith by putting it into practice in faithful action.” – James 2:18
  • “From childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures that help you to be wise in a way that leads to salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.” – 2 Timothy 3:15

Sponsor confirmation quotes

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  • ‘Even though you’ve never seen him, you love him. Even though you don’t see him now, you trust him and therefore rejoice with a glorious joy beyond words. – 1 Peter: 1:8
  • “By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that the visible came from the invisible.” – Hebrews 11:3
  • “I ask you to remember that our Lord Jesus Christ is your true head and that you are a member of his body. He belongs to you as the head belongs to the body. Everything that is his is yours: breath, heart , body, soul and all his faculties you must use as if they were your own, so that by serving him you can give him praise, love and glory – Saint John Eudes
  • “Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord is a rock for ever and ever.” – Isaiah 26:4
  • “We can study all the history of salvation, we can study all the theology, but without the Spirit we cannot understand it. It is the Spirit who makes us realize the truth or – in the words of our Lord – it is the Spirit that makes us know the voice of Jesus.” – Pope Francis
  • “Some people rely on chariots, others on horses; but we praise the name of the Lord.” –Psalm 20:7
  • “Taste and see how good the Lord is! Whoever takes refuge in him is truly happy!” –Psalm 34:8
  • “Keep your eyes on God and leave the doing to Him. That’s all you have to worry about.” – St. Jane Frances de Chantal
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