Friday, August 31, 2007

Prayer for Parents

I found this prayer for parents through the intercession of St. Monica and meant to post it on her feast day but was so busy complaining about everything that day that I forgot! Here it is:

O Lord, who taught Monica to persevere for the good of her family, help me to be a better parent to my children. Help me to have patience with them when they misbehave and give me the strength to guide them gently to the right path. Permit me always to forgive their misdeeds and keep me from speaking harshly or punishing unwisely. Please help me to be a beacon of goodness for them as they grow into adulthood and to be a good example to them in all I say and do. Amen.

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