Gracious and loving God you have blessed us
with the privilege of becoming Parents.
we ask that you provide us with all that we need
in accepting this awesome responsibility.
We pray that we will be open to your spirit
who is our source of strength as we witness to
our children your love for each of them and your
desire for them to be happy and to live a full life.
We ask your help so we may guide
and encourage our children to believe that they
each have a special calling and to use
the gifts and talents for others.
We pray, Heavenly Father, that our children will
discover and respond enthusiastically to your
desire for them whether it be to the vocation of
single, married, ordained or consecrated life.
We offer this prayer in the name of Jesus
through the grace of the Holy Spirit.