Aleteia logoAleteia logo
Aleteia
Thursday 24 June |
The Solemnity of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist
home iconSpirituality
line break icon

Bless your grandparents with this beautiful prayer

GRANDPARENTS

Shutterstock

Philip Kosloski - published on 07/26/19

This prayer is designed to be prayed by a loving grandchild.

Pope Francis has frequently said that, “Grandparents are a treasure in the family. Please, take care of your grandparents: love them and let them talk to your children!” He sees grandparents as a vital part of the family, from whom we can all learn valuable lessons.

One way to honor your grandparents, as Jesus likely did during his life with Sts. Joachim and Anne, is to pray a prayer of blessing over them. It is important to show your grandparents love and affection and to invoke God’s blessing upon their remaining years on this earth.

Here is a prayer from the USCCB that is part of a larger “Blessing of Grandparents” that can be performed at your next family reunion. It is a beautiful prayer, one that honors the many gifts grandparents bring to the family.

Grandparents are cherished members of our family. They bring gifts of wisdom, experience, and love and share with us their life of faith. We thank God for their example and ask that he bless them with happiness and good health.Lord God almighty,bless our grandparents with long life, happiness, and health.May they remain constant in your loveand be living signs of your presenceto their children and grandchildren.We ask this through Christ our Lord.R/. Amen


GRANDPARENTS

Read more:
A prayer to Sts. Joachim and Anne for your wayward grandchildren




Read more:
Pope Francis warns: A society that does not take care of its grandparents has no future

Tags:
Prayers for a Particular NeedSaints
Support Aleteia!

If you’re reading this article, it’s thanks to the generosity of people like you, who have made Aleteia possible.

Here are some numbers:

  • 20 million users around the world read Aleteia.org every month
  • Aleteia is published every day in seven languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, and Slovenian
  • Each month, readers view more than 50 million pages
  • Nearly 4 million people follow Aleteia on social media
  • Each month, we publish 2,450 articles and around 40 videos
  • We have 60 full time staff and approximately 400 collaborators (writers, translators, photographers, etc.)

As you can imagine, these numbers represent a lot of work. We need you.

Support Aleteia with as little as $1. It only takes a minute. Thank you!

Daily prayer
And today we celebrate...




Top 10
1
PADRE PIO
Philip Kosloski
Padre Pio’s favorite prayer of petition
2
FATHER ANIMATION
Zoe Romanowsky
Animated film shows the power of fatherhood in just one minute
3
SPANISH FLU
Bret Thoman, OFS
What Padre Pio saw in the Spanish Flu of 1918
4
Eric Clapton, Luciano Pavarotti, East London Gospel Choir
J-P Mauro
Hear Clapton and Pavarotti sing a prayer to the “Holy Mothe...
5
Enneagram
Philip Kosloski
Can Catholics use the Enneagram personality system?
6
SUMMER SHED
Zelda Caldwell
Catholic priest’s chapel is finalist in “Shed of the Year&#...
7
Fr. Patrick Briscoe, OP
4 Ways to understand God as Father
See More
Newsletter
Get Aleteia delivered to your inbox. Subscribe here.