A PRAYER FOR OUR CHILDREN
O God, our heavenly Father, who lovest mankind, and art most merciful and compassionate, have mercy upon our children, Thy servants (names), for whom I humbly pray Thee, and commend them to Thy gracious protection.
Be Thou, O God, their guide and guardian in all their endeavors; lead them in the path of Thy truth, and draw them near to Thee, that they may lead a godly and righteous life in Thy love and fear; doing Thy will in all matters.
Give them grace that they may be temperate, industrious, diligent, devout, and charitable.
Defend them against the assaults of the enemy, and grant them wisdom and strength to resist all temptation and corruption of this life; and direct them in the way of salvation, for the merits of Thy Son, our Savior Jesus Christ, and the intercessions of His Holy Mother, and Thy blessed saints.