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The U.S. celebrated Grandparents Day on Sept. 8, 2019 and, in Proverbs 17:6, we are reminded that ‘Children’s children are a crown to the aged.’ This short reflection lifts up the hopes and prayers that
grandparents have for their grandchildren daily.

A Prayer for My Grandchildren

Dear Lord and Creator of All,

As I watch my grandchildren grow, I pray to you to protect them from any danger.

Watch over them so they never know want or hunger and thank You for the blessings of love, life and their daily meals.

Guide their actions so they get along with all persons they meet in their journey.

Guide their actions so that they are courteous and friendly. Instill in them a desire to learn so they can be informed and help others.

When they grieve, whether for a pet or any member of the human family, help them know that death and dying is part of our life.

I thank you for their lives and for the blessings they bring to me daily.

Amen.

This prayer was written by United Methodist grandmother Bilha Alegria.

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