A FATHER'S DAY PRAYER
Fo those fathers who have striven to balance the demands of work, marriage, and children with an honest awareness of both joy and sacrifice. God in your wisdom,and love you made all things. Bless all men, that they be strengthened as Christian fathers. Let the example of their faith and love shine forth. Grant that we, their sons and daughters, may honor the always, with a spirit of profounddrespect. Grant this through Christ Our Lord. Amen
Prayer to Our Lady of Guadalupe
O Virgin of Guadalupe, Mother of the Americas,
grant to our homes the grace of loving and respecting life in its beginnings,
with the same love with which you conceived in your womb the life of the son of God.
Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Fair Love, protect our families so that they may always be united and bless the upbringing of our children.
Our hope, look upon us with pity, teach us to go continually to Jesus, and if we fall help us to rise again and return to Him through the confession of our faults and our sins in the Sacrament of penance, which gives peace to the soul.
We beg you to grant us love of all the holy Sacraments, which are, as it were, the signs that your Son left us on earth. Thus, Most Holy Mother, with the peace of God in our consciences, with our hearts free from evil and hatred, we wil be able to bring to all others true joy and peace, which comes to us from your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, who with the Holy Father and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen (Pope John Paul II)
Prayers for Mothers (Siena)
Prayer to Saint Catherine of Siena for Mothers
Humble virgin and Doctor of the Church, in thirty-three years youhave achieved great perfection and became the counselor of Popes. You know the temptations of mothers today as well as the dangers that await unborn infants. Intercede for me that I may avoid miscarriage and bring forth a healthy baby who will become a true child of God. Also pray for all mothers, that they may not resort to abortion but help bring new life into the world. Amen.
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