Parents' Prayer for Their Children


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Hi friends

I found this prayer in my iMissal app on my iPod touch (wow, that’s a funny thing to type!). I thought it was so lovely and right away thought all you CAF Family life forum people would like it! Forgive me if you’ve already seen it, ot if it’s very common – I had not heard it before.

Parents’ Prayer for Their Children

O God the Father of mankind, who hast given unto me these my children, and committed them to my charge to bring them up for Thee, and to prepare them for eternal life: help me with Thy heavenly grace, that I may be able to fulfill this most sacred duty and stewardship. Teach me both what to give and what to withhold; when to reprove and when to forbear; make me to be gentle, yet firm; considerate and watchful; and deliver me equally from the weakness of indulgence, and the excess of severity; and grant that, both by word and example, I may be careful to lead them in the ways of wisdom and true piety, so that at last I may, with them, be admitted to the unspeakable joys of our true home in heaven, in the company of the blessed Angels and Saints. Amen.


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