Family Prayers of the Anglican Patrimony
O LORD Jesus Christ, who dost embrace children with the arms of thy mercy, and dost make them living members of thy Church; Give them grace, we pray thee, to stand fast in thy faith, to obey thy word, and to abide in thy love; that, being made strong by thy Holy Spirit, they may resist temptation and overcome evil, and may rejoice in the life that now is, and dwell with thee in the life that is to come; through thy merits, O merciful Saviour, who with the Father and the Holy Ghost livest and reignest one God, world without end. Amen.
ALMIGHTY and eternal God, whose most dear Son was born of a woman: Grant thy merciful blessing to all mothers for whom we now pray, both those living in this world and those departed from this life. Especially, O Lord and Father of us all, grant the requests we now make of thee for our own beloved mothers and pour upon them, we beseech thee, the dew of thy grace that they may always be honoured of their children and kept precious in thy sight, even as the Holy Mother of our Saviour, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
O HEAVENLY Father, from whom all fatherhood in heaven and earth is named, and who hast commanded us to honour our mortal fathers; Bless, we beseech thee all Christian fathers, and give to them the spirit of wisdom and love; that their homes may be an image of thy kingdom, and the care of their families a likeness of their love; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.