Oh, Lord our Father, I come before You this morning in prayer and thanksgiving for giving me these children and committing them to my care. You have mandated me to bring them up for You and to prepare them for everlasting life.
Shower me with Your Heavenly Grace, that I may be able to complete this most Holy task and stewardship.
Enlighten me to know what to give them and what to withhold, when to correct them and when to hold back.
Teach me to be gentle, yet firm to them. Let me be considerate and watchful over them. Lord, grant that both by word and example, I may carefully lead my children in the ways of wisdom, piety, Prayer and true devotion. May I together with them, qualify to praise You in Communion of the Angels and Saints in Heaven on the last day. Amen.