Prayer that God may dispose for the best the Temporal Affairs of the Child

Prayer that God may dispose for the best the Temporal Affairs of the Child

All things, O God! rest in thy hands. “Thy power reacheth from one end of the world to the other, and disposeth all things well.” Thou ordainest all things, that they may serve to lead men to true sanctity of life, for which Thou hast created them; and Thou hast created them for this end, that they may glorify Thy holy name and be truly happy for time and eternity. Thou, God of all knowledge, knowest the way in which my children will arrive most surely at this true happiness. Therefore, I beseech Thee, lead them graciously in this way. May Thy holy will be done in all things in their regard ; for obedience to Thy will is their salvation. Do not permit me to be so blinded by selfish, earthly motives that I may lead them into paths which, though good in appearance, may end at last in their perdition. Guard them, that they may not go astray, deceived by the levity of youth. O great, infinitely wise, infinitely merciful, and powerful Father of my children! I implore Thee, be Thou Thyself their guide. I implore Thee especially so to dispose the ways of my children by Thy wisdom and power that each one may enter that state of life to which Thou hast called them. In their vocation Thine own free gift is to be found their full happiness on earth. Therefore, do not permit my children to be so overcome by sin and wicked inclinations as to be disobedient to Thy call. Give them and preserve in them a lively faith; confirm them in Thy holy fear and in true piety; for thus they will by Thy grace recognize in due time their vocation; thus they will give themselves up to it unhesitatingly, and Thou wilt be with them. Hear me, O my God, I implore Thee, and grant my petition. Through Jesus Christ. Amen.

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