And for all parents...... May you live to see your children's children.... .Psalm 128:6
Prayer for Children
O God, our Heavenly Father, Who lovest mankind, and art most merciful and compassionate, have mercy upon our children, Thy servants, (their names), for whom I humbly pray Thee, and commend them to Thy gracious protection.
Be Thou, O God, their guide and guardian in all their endeavors. Lead them in the path of Thy truth, and draw them near to Thee, that they may lead a godly and righteous life in Thy love and fear, doing Thy will in all matters.
Give them grace that they may be temperate, industrious, diligent, devout and charitable. Defend them against the assaults of the enemy, and grant them wisdom and strength to resist all temptation and corruption of this life; and direct them in the way of salvation, for the merits of Thy Son, our Savior Jesus Christ, and the intercessions of His Holy Mother, and Thy blessed saints. Amen.
Another prayer for the children
O Merciful Lord Jesus Christ! To You I entrust our children, which You gave to us... I ask You, Lord, save them in the ways which only You know. Keep them from vices, evil, pride and may nothing touch their souls that is repugnant to You. But faith, hope of salvation, love give to them, that they be chosen vessels of the Holy Spirit unto You, and may their lifes path be holy and pure before God.
Bless them, Lord, that they may strive to execute Your Holy Will, so that You could always be with them in Your Holy Spirit!
Lord! Teach them to pray to You, so that their prayer be a support, a joy, in grief and comfort in their lives. May Your Angels protect them always! May our children be sensitive to the grief of their close ones and may they fulfill Your commandment of love. And, if they sin, permit them, Lord, to bring You repentance, and You in Your (immeasurable) mercy forgive them. When their earthly life ends, take them to Your Heavenly Residences, to which they may also lead others with them.
By the prayers of Your Ever-Pure Lady Mother of God and Ever-Virgin Mary and Your Saints ... Lord, have mercy and save us.
Glory to You with Your Everlasting Father and with Your Ever-Holy Lifegiving Spirit, now and ever, unto ages of ages. Amen.
"Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for such is the kingdom of heaven." Matthew 19: 14
A Child's Morning Prayer
Lord Jesus, I thank You for the gift of this new day. When You came to earth for us, You grew as a child in wisdom and grace. As Lord You received children in Your arms. You blessed them and said that Your kingdom belongs to them. Dear Jesus, receive me also on this day and hear my morning prayer. Bless my parents, teachers and all those who love and care for me. Amen
A Child's Evening Prayers
Heavenly Father, bless my father and my mother, who are my guardians having authority over me; bless them for their loving care for me; and the benefits I receive at their hands. Help me, I pray to be obedient and respectful to them in all things according to Your will; give me the ability through Your grace to perform my every duty with concern and faith, to avoid undesirable company and influence and to resist all temptation that may come my way; that I may live an honorable, a righteous, and godly life, praising and glorifying You forever. Amen.
Now I lay me down to sleep. I pray the Lord my soul to keep. May angels watch me through the night and wake me with the morning light. Now I lay me down to sleep. I pray the Lord my soul to keep. God's love stay with me through the night and keep me safe till morning's light. Amen.
Jesus tender Shepherd hear me, Bless thy little lamb tonight. Through the darkness be thou near me, Keep me safe till morning light.
Dear Father in heaven, look down from above. Bless father and mother and all whom I love.
O, Lord Jesus Christ, who didst receive the children who came to thee, receive also from the lips of me, thy child, this evening prayer. Shelter me under the shadow of thy wings, that in peace I may lie down and sleep, and do thou awaken me in due time, that I may glorify thee, for thou alone art righteous and merciful. Amen.
Prayers to your Guardian Angel
Angel of Christ, holy guardian and protector of my soul and body, forgive me for everything that I have done to offend you every day of my life, and protect me from every influence and temptation of the evil one. May I never again anger God by committing sins. Pray for me to the Lord that He may make me worthy of grace from the all-Holy Trinity, and of the most blessed Theotokos, and of all the Saints. Amen
Angel, Guardian, keep and preserve all of us from every evil, sickness, and grief. Help us, O Lord, to be good, obedient and kind. I thank thee, O Lord, for all good things You have sent to me during the past day. Let me spend this night in peace, and protect me from all harm. Amen.
A Child's Prayer Before Meals
God is great, God is good, let us thank him for our food. Amen.
The Jesus Prayer
Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me.
Prayer to the Mother of God
Hail! Mary full of grace, the Lord is with you, Virgin Theotokos: Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb, for you have borne the Savior of our Souls.
Prayer to Your Patron Saint
Pray to God for me, Saint ________, in whom the Lord is well-pleased. I am happy to imitate your life, you who are quick to help me and pray for my soul.
Psalms for Children
O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, His steadfast love endures forever. Psalm 118: 1
My mouth will speak the praise of the Lord, and let all bless His holy name forever and ever! Psalm 145: 21
Because the Lord is my Shepherd, I have everything I need! Psalm 23:1
When I am afraid, I will trust in You. Psalm 56: 3
For Your Parents
Lord and Savior, You have taught us to honor our fathers and mothers, and to show love and obedience toward them. From the depth of my heart I fervently pray to you, sweet Jesus, my God: hear my prayer. Bless my parents who have raised me up with the help of Your grace. Protect them from evil, harm and sickness. Grant them faith, health and joy. Bless all their works that they may give You honor and glory all the days of their lives. Amen.
Lord, Giver of all light, help us, we pray, to walk this day as children of light. Bless our school with the brightness of Your presence. Help us to be honest and good in all that we do. Put far from us all cowardice and deceit, and every work of darkness. grant that we may learn to be kind and loving to one another, that we might follow the example of Your beloved Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ. For You are the Father of lights, and to You we give glory, to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, forever, Amen.
Christ, my Lord, the Giver of light and wisdom, who opened the eyes of the blind man and transformed the fishermen into wise heralds and teachers of the gospel through the coming of the Holy Spirit, shine also in my mind the light of the grace of the Holy spirit. Grant me discernment, understanding and wisdom in learning. Enable me to complete my assignments and to abound in every good work, for to You I give honor and glory. Amen.
Christ, the true light, who endures and sanctifies every person coming into the world, let the light of Your countenance shine upon me that I may see Your unapproachable light; and guide my steps in the way of Your commandments, through the intercessions of Your all-Holy Mother and of all the Saints. Amen.
I thank You, Lord our God, that again on this occasion You have opened my eyes to the light of your wisdom. you have gladdened my heart with the knowledge of truth. I entreat You, Lord, help me always to do Your will. Bless my soul and body, my words and deeds. Enable me to grow in grace, virtue and good habits, that Your name may be glorified, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, now and forever. Amen
When A Child is Born
Lord and Savior, born of the holy Theotokos and placed in a manger as infant, We thank You for the birth of this child and for the joy of a new person coming into the world. Bless and protect him/her, for You have brought him/her into being. You have shown to him/her physical light. Grant that in due time he/she may be made worthy of the spiritual light of baptism and be counted among Your holy flock. For You, Lord, are our life and light and to You we give praise and glory. Amen.