Aleteia logoAleteia logo
Aleteia
Saturday 19 June |
Saint of the Day: St. Romuald
home iconSpirituality
line break icon

Catholic prayer of blessing and protection over your child

FAMILY

Pazargic Liviu | Shutterstock

Philip Kosloski - published on 05/05/21

Use this prayer of blessing to invoke God's protective care for your child.

As parents, we all want what is best for our child. This is one of the reasons there is an ancient tradition of praying a special blessing over your child, especially when a significant life event is about to happen.

It could be their first day of college, their graduation, or after their wedding.

Whatever the case may be, our children need God’s grace, and parents have a special responsibility to intercede for them with a prayer of blessing.

Here is a prayer of blessing over a child that can be found in the Book of Blessings.

As circumstances suggest, the parents may trace the sign of the cross on their children’s forehead; they then say the prayer of blessing.

Father,
inexhaustible source of life and author of all good,
we bless you and we thank you
for brightening our communion of love
by your gift of children.
Grant that our children (child)
will find in the life of this family such inspiration
that they (he/she) will strive always for what is right and good
and one day, by your grace,
reach their (his/her) home in heaven.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. R. Amen.

Tags:
Catholic PrayersParenting
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
See More
Newsletter
Get Aleteia delivered to your inbox. Subscribe here.