Lord Jesus, we praise and thank You for the gift of life.
Father, You are the source of life, the Alpha and the Omega and to the eternal life of Your Heavenly Kingdom.
You long for us all to enter.
Father, we thank You for the gift of our children, whom You have placed in our care, so that through Your guidance and love, we may be channels to teach them of Your unending goodness.
Lord Jesus, we pray, therefore, for the fullness of your Holy Spirit and for wisdom and discernment, to know what is of You and what is not.
We pray for courage to stand up for Your truth in this world. We pray for hearts that seek You above all, so that You may be in us all that You desire to be and we in turn may be as Your love to our children.
Mary our Mother, we consecrate our children to Your Immaculate Heart and pray that You will intercede for us and obtain for us the graces we need to be the parents and teachers that Jesus desires us to be, that His Presence, Love and Truth may radiate from our hearts, for His praise and glory and that we, with love from Him in return, may be one.
St. Anne, pray for us.