O Jesus, Lover of Children,
bestow Your Most precious graces
on those whom You have confided to our care.
Increase in them Faith, Hope
May Your love lead them to solid piety,
inspiring them with dread for sin,
love of work and an ardent desire
of worthily approaching Your Holy Table.
Preserve in them innocence and purity of heart;
and if they should offend You,
grant them the grace
of a prompt and sincere repentance.
From Your Tabernacle
watch over them day and night;
protect them in all their ways.
Grant that they may acquire the knowledge
that they need to embrace the state of life
to which You have called them.
Grant us a sincere love,
and generous devotedness towards them.
Grant us all consolation on earth
and eternal reward in heaven.
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Father, to Thee I raise my whole being,
a vessel emptied of self.
Accept Lord, this my emptiness,
and so fill me with Thyself,
Thy Light, Thy Love, Thy Life,
that these precious gifts may radiate through me
and over-flow the chalice of my heart
into the hearts of all with whom I come in contact ... continue reading
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