A Grandparent's Prayer
Saint Ann, I am an anxious grandparent who worries and prays for my grandchildren. They are confronted with a life full of obstacles, dangers, and difficult issues. They are not always aware of them. I beg you to take them under your maternal protection, because you took such good care of your grandson, Jesus.
Together with your husband, Saint Joachim, you taught your daughter, Mary, to observe the commandments and to love God and neighbor. Now I entrust my grandchildren to you.
How delighted you were when your grandson Jesus was born! Out of that same love for him, please extend your protection to my grandchildren. Some are still young while others have grown up and are facing life’s responsibilities. Bless them all. Help them discover the importance of prayer, the beauty of Christian values, and love of the Lord! Keep them from danger, harm, temptations, and all obstacles to their true happiness!
Good Saint Ann, please keep all grandparents and grandchildren in your loving, motherly care.