A Parent's Prayer for Children

>> Monday, December 14, 2009

Here's a prayer for children which I adapted from Catholic Online, for use by the Sto. Nino group. This is a prayer of parents for their children. As parents, it is essential that we teach our children how to pray so that they may grow to have a deep faith in God.

You can also adapt this according to your preference and use your own words. Allow the Holy Spirit to move you and you have a very beautiful and powerful prayer that is coming from the heart.

Prayer for The Children

O Senor Sto. Nino, we commend our children unto thee,
those who are present here before you namely (state name of children)
and those who are in the comfort of their homes.
Grant Senor Sto. Nino, that they may grow
to serve you, love you and know you.
Protect them always from harm, evil and sickness
and watch over them as they grow.
Strengthen them to overcome the corruptions of the world,
to resist all solicitations to evil,
whether from within or without;
and deliver them from the secret snares of the enemy.
Pour Thy grace into their hearts,
and confirm and multiply in them
the gifts of Your Holy Spirit,
that they may daily grow in grace
and in the knowledge of You;
and so, faithfully serve You here,
and may they come to rejoice in Your presence hereafter.

O Senor Sto. Nino, who has given unto us these children,
and committed them to our charge to bring them up for Thee,
and to prepare them for eternal life:
help us with Thy heavenly grace, that we, as parents,
may be able to fulfill this most sacred duty and stewardship.
Teach us what to give and what to withhold;
when to reprove and when to forbear;
make us to be gentle, yet firm;
considerate and watchful;
and deliver us equally from the weakness of indulgence,
and the excess of severity;
and grant that, both by word and example,
we may be careful to lead them in the ways of wisdom
and true piety, so that at last we may, with them,
be admitted to the unspeakable joys of our true home in heaven,
in the company of the blessed Angels and Saints.

Source: http://www.catholic.org/prayers/prayer.php?p=71


God Always Provides

>> Thursday, December 10, 2009

I have experienced, time and again, that God always provides. Even if you don't utter it in your mouth. Even if you just ignore the problem and don't worry yourself too much about it. Even if things seem too impossible. Even if you just whisper it in your heart. At the right moment, at the most unexpected time, the Lord has surprised me, hubby and me, us, with His Saving Grace.

Surely, there is no one as great as Him who always provides and who always knows what we desire. YES, He grants our heart's desires and aids us in our needs in His own way, in His own Time.

Glory and praise be to OUR GOD WHO ALWAYS PROVIDES.


Huwag Kang Mangamba

>> Thursday, December 3, 2009

I was so afraid and worried about Samantha the past six days. She had been sick and I was worried that it might be the dreaded swine-flu. But my heart tells me to have faith and trust in the Lord. In my heart, I know that He won't allow anything to happen to her. And so everyday I pray...

While we were at the hospital, I was given the opportunity to spend the entire three days with my daughter and reading the bible. While at the hospital, I was able to rest my stressed and weary body too. I guess you can call it blessing in disguise. I call it God's plan at work. And I am happy because I was able to learn something from my scripture readings. I read the entire book of Esther and 1st and 2nd Samuel and learned a little bit more about our God Almighty. He is a jealous God and a great God BUT He is faithful to His people. And I know that I should not worry because for as long as I put my trust in Him, all shall be well.

And here's a Jesuit song that has reminded me, time and again, to not be afraid:

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