O Lord the Father of mankind, who has given unto me these children, and committed them to my care to bring them up for You, and to prepare them for everlasting life.
Help me with Your heavenly grace, that I may be able to complete this most Holy task and stewardship. Teach me both what to give and what to withhold. When to reprimand and when to abstain.
Make me to be gentle, yet firm; considerate and watchful; and deliver me equally from the weakness of indulgence, and the excess of severity; and grant that, both by word and example, I may be careful to lead them in the ways of wisdom and true devotion, so that at last I may, with them, be admitted to the unimaginable joys of our true home in heaven, in the company of the blessed Angels and Saints. Amen.