Prayer of Parents for their Children


Almighty God, make me a better parent.

Help me to understand my children, to listen patiently to what they have to say, and answer all their questions wisely and kindly.

Please help them to learn from their strengths and weaknesses.

Keep me from making all decisions so that they can develop responsibility.

Yet, help me to have the courage to refuse to give in to what will harm them.

Help me to appreciate my children as they are, not as I would have them to be.

When I grow discouraged, remind me that my child is Your child also.

Send Your holy angels to protect my children.

Keep them out of all harm and danger.

Please sheltering us in Your care, surrounding us with Your goodness, and enfolding us in Your love.

May their lives produce every kind of good fruit and always be filled with gratitude towards you.

In Jesus name. Amen.


Our Father, Who art in heaven,  Hallowed be Thy Name.  Thy Kingdom come.  Thy Will be done,  on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread.  And forgive us our trespasses,  as we forgive those who trespass against us.  And lead us not into temptation,  but deliver us from evil. Amen.
Hail Mary,  Full of Grace,  The Lord is with thee.  Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.  Holy Mary,  Mother of God,  pray for us sinners now,  and at the hour of our death. Amen.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.