God our Father, you have blessed us with the gift of children; thank you for these
precious gems with adorn our house.
Their laughter gives us joy and brightens our lives. They are the expressions of your
presence in our home. Their growth shows
the mysteries of your love.
May they experience your loving presence, advance in wisdom and grow in your love.
Our children's future is in your hand, and yet we have own role to play in shaping
their future. Help us to be true to our
responsibility so that we may assist
them in responding to your graces and thus to become what they want to
become what they want to be. In your precious name Amen.