Pray for My Grandsons
Pray for my grandsons that they make the right choices in life
and that they study hard in order to get a good education.
Please guide Dazan as he starts his first year of
college and away from home.
Dear Jesus, protect him and help him with school.
I also pray that he comes back home
to visit with his family that loves him unconditionally.
Dear Jesus, guide him today. Thank you Jesus.
Hail Mary, Full of Grace,
The Lord Is with thee,
Blessed art thou amongst 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.
Father in Heaven, You love me.
You are with me night and day.
I want to love you always, In all I do and say.
I’ll try to please you, Father.
Bless me through the day.
Jesus, keep me all this day.
When at school and when at play;
May I do the things I ought,
May I hate each evil thought;
Help me love and trust in Thee
Now and through eternity.
I thank Thee, Lord, for sleep and rest,
For all the things that I love best,
Now guide me through another day
And bless my work and bless my play.
Lord, make me strong for noble ends,
Protect and bless my loving friends;
Of all mankind good Christians make.
All this I ask for Jesus’ sake.
Guardian Angel Prayer
O Angel of God, my Guardian dear,
to whom God’s love commits me here.
Ever this day, be at my side
to light, to guard, to rule, to guide.
Now the light has gone away;
Jesus, listen while I pray.
Asking Thee to watch and keep
And to send me peaceful sleep.
Jesus, Saviour, wash away
All that has been wrong today;
Help me each and every day to be
Good and gentle, more like Thee.
Let my near and dear ones be
Always near and dear to Thee.
O bring me and all I love
To Thy happy home above.
l praise to Thee, my God, this night
For all the blessings of the light:
O Keep me, keep me, King of kings,
Beneath Thine own almighty wings.
Angels bless and angels keep,
Angels guard me while I sleep.
Bless my heart and bless my home,
Bless my spirit as I roam.
Guide and guard me through the night,
and wake me with the morning’s light.
Prayers before meals
Bless us, O Lord,
And these, thy gifts,
Which of thy bounty,
We are about to receive
Through Christ, Our Lord,
For food in a world where many walk in hunger;
For faith in a world where many walk in fear;
For friends in a world where many walk alone;
We give you thanks, O Lord.
We thank you, Father God, for the love that binds us, for the food that nourishes us, and for your giving of your Son into our world to save us.
The Glory Be
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.
Prayers after meals
Thank you, God, for the food we have eaten.
Thank you, God, for all our friends.
Thank you, God, for everything.
Accept, O Lord, our thankful praises,
For all Thy goodness did bestow;
May it increase our faith and lead us,
Our praise by godly lives to show;
That every deed and word may prove
We trust and own our Father’s love.
Almighty God, We give You thanks for all Your benefits goodness and graces, which we have received through Christ Our Lord.
An act of faith
O my God, I firmly believe that Thou art one God in three Divine Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; I believe that Thy Divine Son became man and died for our sins, and that He will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe these and all the truths which the Holy Catholic Church teaches, because Thou hast revealed them, who canst neither deceive nor be deceived.
An act of hope
O my God, relying on Thy almighty power and infinite mercy and promises, I hope to obtain pardon of my sins, the help of Thy grace, and life everlasting, through the merits of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Redeemer.
Prayer to The Holy Spirit
Come, Holy Spirit, ﬁll the hearts of your faithful. And kindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created. And you shall renew the face of the earth. Lord, by the light of the Holy Spirit, you have taught the hearts of your faithful. In the same Spirit, help us to relish what is right and always rejoice in your consolation.We ask this through Christ our Lord.
An act of charity
O my God, I love Thee above all things, with my whole heart and soul, because Thou art all good and worthy of all love. I love my neighbor as myself for the love of Thee. I forgive all who have injured me, and ask pardon of all whom I have injured.
The act of contrition
O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee. And I detest all my sins, because I dread the loss of Heaven, and the pains of Hell but,most of all, because I love Thee, my God, who art all good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of Thy grace, to confess my sins, to do penance and to amend my life.
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
Dear St. Ann, You were truly twice blessed To have our blessed Mother As your daughter And
our Savior As your grandson. I know that every period Of our lives Has its responsibilities As well as its joys.
Today, it seems That grandparents Have either too little Use or too much; Either we are shunted aside To do nothing, Or we are called upon To do everything.
Help me to know Just where my duties lie In my particular situation And to carry them out as best I can.
Take care of my family, My children, and their children. Inspire them all To follow your Grandson And lead truly
Keep all of us In your loving care, Never let us turn away from Jesus, And help us in the end To receive the joy Of entering into your Grandsons’ Glorious presence forever.
Good St. Ann pray for us grandparents.
Prayers for Grandparents
22 September, 2010
128 pp. Veritas Publications. To purchase this book online go to www.veritas.ie This small book has about 250 short prayers from grandchildren for their grandparents. The prayers are beautifully laid out each one separately on a coloured page; they have an innocence, directness and simplicity that is engaging. The book has a Foreword by Dr Michael Neary, Archbishop of
128 pp. Veritas Publications. To purchase this book online go to www.veritas.ie
This small book has about 250 short prayers from grandchildren for their grandparents. The prayers are beautifully laid out each one separately on a coloured page; they have an innocence, directness and simplicity that is engaging. The book has a
by Dr Michael Neary, Archbishop of Tuam. Below are a few examples of the prayers:
Father in heaven, please pray for my grandmother and my grandad. He is in heaven so will you please mind him, and wil you tell him that I always loved him. Tell him who I am because I didn’t see him, I was a baby. I hope you will still pray for my granny, and I will pray for you. Amen. This was the first prayer received by the CGA.
A Better Place: Dear Granny and Grandad, why did you have to go? i miss you every day and every night. How much I love you. I miss you all the time. My family also misses you and my uncle too. I hope you are in a better place with God by your side. Thank you God. Amen.`
Bread and Honey! Thank you God for my granny. She is very funny. She makes me bread and honey! Thank God she’s very healthy. Gran will run or walk or skip. she’s also very fair to us! Gran is a world-class baker with her bread and buns and tarts. And I know my granny has a big loveable heart! She makes us yummy bolognese and never has time to lay, for she’s the best out of all the rest. Thank God I have my granny!
Look After Me: Thank you God for my grandparents because they are really kind and they help me with my homework and when I was young they bought me sweets and brought me to footbal matches. They looked after me when my parents away and gave me good advice and they helped my younger sister with a lot of things. Thank you God for my grandparents. Amen.
How Prayers for Grandparents came about
The Catholic Grandparents Association was set up by Catherine Wiley in 2007, and for the past three years in September it has hosted the increasingly popular National Grandparents Pilgrimage to Knock, Co Mayo. The mission of the CGA is to pass on the faith from grandparents to grandchildren. Catherine Wiley is a native of Castlebar, Co Mayo, and now lives in Murrisk, Co Mayo. she is married to Stewart and is a grandmother of ten. See www.catholicgrandparentsassociation.com
The Catholic Grandparents Association, set up in 2007, . The Association wants to say thanks and appealed to the children of Ireland to write a prayer especially for their grandparents, to thank them, honour them, and remember them if they have passed on. This very successful appeal resulted in the Association receiving hundreds of submissions from all over the country, and a selection of these prayers now appears in this publication.
These beautiful prayers pour out love and affection for grandparents alive and deceased. Prayers for Grandparents celebrates these most special of people and the most special of roles they play in our lives.