Prayer for Their Children, Relatives & Friends
O God, our heavenly Father, who loves mankind and are a most merciful
and compassionate God, have mercy upon Your servants (Name those whom
you wish to remember) for whom I humbly pray to You to care for and protect.
O God, be their guide and guardian in all their endeavors, lead them
in the path of Your truth, and draw them nearer to You, so that they
may lead a godly and righteous life in Your love as they do Your will
in all things. Give them Your grace, and mercy so that they may be patient,
hard working, tireless, devout and charitable. Defend them against the
assaults of the enemy, and grant them wisdom and strength to resist all
temptation and corruption, and direct them in the way of Salvation, through
the goodness of Your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ, and the prayers of
His Holy Mother and the blessed saints. Amen.
of a Single Parent
Lord Jesus Christ my God, who carried Your own Holy Cross to Golgotha,
grant me the strength, patience and wisdom to bear the burdens of parenthood.
Fulfill in me anything I may be lacking and grant that through our prayers
and those of Your Holy Mother, our family may grow closer to You and
a Life in Christ. Amen
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, 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
Heavenly Father, bless my parents and all those who love and care for
me. Help me in all ways to be respectful and obedient to them according
to Your will. Send down upon me Your grace to perform all my duties carefully
and faithfully, to avoid unacceptable company and influence and to resist
all temptation that may come my way. Help me Lord to live a serious,
good and godly life, praising You constantly and glorifying Your holy
Teach them early to venerate icons and to Cross themselves. Explain simple
concepts of God and Jesus. Pray with them by helping enumerate their
Jesus loves my _______ . Thank you God, for _______ .
of a Married Person
Lord Jesus Christ, by Your presence You blessed the wedding in Cana and
showed us that You are the true priest of mystical and pure marriage.
We thank You for the day on which by Your heavenly blessing You joined
us in the sacrament of marriage. Lord, continue to bless and enrich our
marriage in love companionship, mutual support, oneness of heart and
progress in faith and life. Protect our Holy wedlock from sin, evil and
danger. Nurture between us the spirit of understanding, the spirit of
forgiveness and the spirit of peace, that no resentment, quarrel or other
problem may cause us to stumble and fall. Grant us to see our own faults
and not to judge each other. Keep our bond of love always new. Gladden
our lives with the joys of marriage, that with one heart we may praise
and glorify You. Amen.
of a Single Person
Jesus my Lord, Who became man and graced us with the beauty of Your life
and with the example of faith, purity and love; help me, I pray, to love
You with all my mind, heart and soul, and to live according to Your teachings.
Strengthen me when temptations strike, that I may remain pure in thought
and steadfast in virtue, doing only things that are pleasing to You.
Guide me to live Your will and not my own as I look to the future. Grant
me faith, courage and love, that I may serve You in holiness all the
days of my life, through the prayers of the Theotokos and of all the
of a Widow or Widower
Lord Jesus Christ, Who through your mercy, resurrected the only son of
the widow in Nain; I pray to You in need and all alone, putting my hope
in God and asking for help. O You who fulfill our every need and complete
everything we lack, grant me faith, courage, love and understanding of
Your Will. Remember Your Servant (name of spouse) in Your kingdom, always
now and forever. Amen