Heavenly Father, so many heart-broken parents cry out to You,
asking for healing of their children’s lives;
asking for their return to You and for the salvation of their souls;
asking for their unholy and unhealthy choices to be abandoned for choices that healthy and wise;
grieving over their marital and lifestyle choices;
over their financial and health difficulties;
over their substance abuse;
over seemingly wasted opportunities and lives;
over grandchildren whose welfare is neglected and relationships fractured.
United with Jesus’ Sacrifice, I offer I offer You all their sorrow, all their tears, their disturbed nights and troubled waking hours, that in Your mercy You will hear and grant their prayers for the true good of their children, and their children’s children.
Father hear the prayers of worried and broken-hearted parents for the children and their grandchildren.
Bless them with hope and faith that in Your own time, and with Your grace, their children and grandchildren will be restored in Your love, and that You will bring good out of what has seemed broken or lost.
“Relent, Lord God! How much longer do we have? Take pity on your servants. Let us wake in the morning filled with Your love, and sing and be happy all our days. Make our future as happy as our past was sad…Let your servants see what You can do for them, let their children see your glory. May the sweetness of the Lord be on us! Make all we do succeed.”
“All the works of the Lord are good, and He will supply every want in due time. You must not say, ’This is worse than that’, for everything will prove its value in its time. So now, sing with all your heart and voice, and bless the name of the Lord!” [Ecclesiasticus 39:33-35]
“Stop your crying and wipe away your tears. All that you have done for your children will not go unrewarded; they will return from the enemy’s land. There is hope for your future; your children will come back home. I, the Lord, have spoken.” [Jeremiah 31:16-17]