A Child's Prayer for Parents
Dear Lord! Fill our parents with blessings;
enrich their souls with Your holy grace;
Fill them with wisdom;
inspire them to impart it to their children.
May they ever walk in the way of Your commandments,
and may we their children be their joy on earth
and their crown of glory in heaven.
Pray that together we may glorify you through this experience of sport;
Give them the grace to watch faithfully from the sideline,
fearing not injury nor failure,
but enjoying this experience to the fullest.
Finally, Lord God, grant that both our father and mother
may attain to extreme old age
and enjoy continuous health in mind and body.
May they give you abundant thanks
because you have bestowed upon them the great gift of parenthood.
Adopted from Children's Prayer for Their Parents (Catholic Online. www.catholic.org).