Grandparents Day Prayer

Here’s a Grandparents Day prayer for you which makes a great gift for grandparents any time we wish to recall grandparents in prayer as we express our love and admiration for the distinctive roles they play within our own lives

Grandparents Day Prayer

Grandparents Day Prayer

Prayer .1- On Grandparent’s Day and every day, we thank you for our grandparents who have played such an important role in our lives.  We remember with joy all of the time spent together doing simple things like fishing, doing a puzzle, baking cookies, taking a walk, reading a story and learning about the wonder of nature.  Thank you for the privilege of hearing their stories of life in another time and place that inspired us to work hard, be patient, courageously endure hard times and to dare to follow our dreams.  We are forever grateful for the wisdom and stability they provided when we felt our world was falling apart.

What a great gift to us that they loved us just because we were their grandchild.  Thank you that they counted it a joy to spend time listening as we told them about the big and little things going on in our lives.  May we continuously feel their hugs and feel the warmth of their smiles so that we can better comprehend your constant and unchanging love for us.

We ask your kind forgiveness for the times we failed to appreciate our grandparents, for the times we were too wrapped up in ourselves and our own activities to spend more time with them.  Help us to become more like them as we age, learning how to accept with grace the limitations of aging bodies.  Give us their strong and supernatural grace to face the loss of our own aging friends and family the same way our grandparents have.  May we learn from them how to face the prospects of our own limited time on earth and our own deaths with the dignity, peace, and assurance of eternal life with You.

And when our time comes to be grandparents ourselves, help us to follow in their loving footsteps

Prayer. 2- God of Abraham and Sarah,
grandfather and grandmother in the faith
God of all generations:
We thank you today for those who are grandparents/elders.
We especially thank you for those who are grandparents to us —
those who are grandparents by blood relationships, and
those unrelated but older than we
who generously share
their love and wisdom,
their time and traditions
so that we have roots, stories, and hope.
We bless you for the gift of grandparents,
and we ask your blessing on them,
that their days may be filled
with delight in their grandchildren.
May their giving and grace toward younger generations
bring fulfillment to them
and may they be a blessing
to all they love and call grandchildren,
through Jesus Christ, our Lord.

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