Prayers in Parenting

Parenting is probably the toughest of all jobs; in fact it is round-the-clock job. It gives parents so many realizations. All the vigor and carelessness of youth is gone and you take a responsible and sober role of parent. A parent can realize how their parents have gone through all troubles in bringing them up and that fills the heart with gratitude and service. It also makes you realize that there is a Supreme Father whom you need to pay heed and He is the Supreme God.

Parenting cannot be easy without the grace and mercy of the Supreme Lord. This is the phase of life where you have to depend on God and pray to Him for your children so that they turn out to be good individuals. Here we give few prayers that you can make your child learn and you yourself can recite and thus have mercy of God.

Prayers for Parents:

Most loving Father, the example of parenthood, teach us what to give
and what to withhold. Show us when to reprove and when to praise.
Make us gentle and considerate yet firm and watchful.
Keep us from weak indulgence, or from great severity.
Give us the courage to be disliked sometimes by our children,
when we must do necessary things which are displeasing to their eyes.
Give us the imagination to enter into their world
in order to understand and guide them.
Give us all the virtues we need to lead them by word and example
in the path of righteousness. Amen.

Heavenly Creator of the universe, we thank You for the children
that You have entrusted to us.
We want to cooperate with You fully in helping them
grow into free and responsible persons
and mature in the faith received at Baptism.

Grant us the grace to be able to guide them in the practice of virtue and
the way of your commandments—by the good example of our lives, and by the loving observance of your law and that of your Church.

Most of all, however, guide them with your Spirit so that they may know the
vocation You will for them and be open to genuine self-giving
and true Christian love. Amen.

We pray for God’s protection, As our children go to school.
Help them to remember To obey the Golden Rule.
As they pledge their allegiance May they understand,
The stars and stripes are symbols Of God’s blessing on our land.
We ask for good direction. Guide them as they grow.
When they face temptation Give them power to say, No!
Give us strength, as parents, To be what we should be.
There is nothing more important Than a healthy family tree.

Prayers for Children:

God made the sun,
And God made the trees,
God made the mountains,
And God made me.
Thank you O God,
For the sun and the trees,
For making the mountains,
And for making me.

I see the moon.
The moon sees me.
God bless the moon,
And God bless me.

Day is done
Gone the sun
From the lake,
From the hills,
From the sky.
All is well, safely rest.
God is nigh.

Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep
If I should die before I wake
I pray the Lord my soul to take
God bless our family and our friends.

Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep
May angels watch me
through the night and
wake me with the morning light.
May angels watch me
Through the night and wake me with the morning light.

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