Thank you for the gift of these precious little children. Help me, O Lord, to be a loving grandfather to them, helping their parents to nurture and help them grow in ways that are honoring You. Help us together to walk in Your Grace and develop faith in Your Love.
Lord, teach me both what to give and what to withhold; not to overindulge but not excessive in severity; firm but gentle, and be considerate with understanding. Give me wisdom to know when to reprove and when to affirm, so that by my deed and example, they will grow into a life filled with joy, faithfulness and wisdom.
Father, I commit these wonderful children and their parents into Your Hands. Be their God and Master so that whatever is lacking in me through frailty or negligence, You will supply all their needs. Keep them in good health and let them grow into their true potential. Strengthen them against the corruption that is found in the world and within themselves. Give them wisdom to avoid the snares of the enemy. May they live peaceful and abundant lives. Fill them with your Holy Spirit that they may be empowered to serve You through their spiritual gifts and natural talents You have given them. Let them continue to serve You when I have passed beyond and is nothing but a memory. May they grow daily in the knowledge and love of Our Lord, Jesus Christ.