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  A Child's Prayer for his Parents


O merciful Lord God, Thou hast commanded and enjoined me to honor my father and mother, and truly Thou also hast shown even until death humble obedience to Thy parents. From the depth of my soul I fervently beseech Thee, O Sweet Jesus, my God, hear my prayer and have mercy on my parents, who are bringing me up in Thy grace and love. Protect them from all evil, harm and sickness. Grant them health, and mercifully pour forth Thy bountiful blessings upon them. Bless their efforts and deeds. Have mercy on them according to Thy great mercy, that faithfully serving Thee, through them I also may be worthy to praise and serve Thee. Amen.

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