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Prayers For Children

compiled by Catherine Fournier

The prayers of children are especially powerful, since the faith of a child is especially pure. Not just children but everyone should know and frequently use these prayers.

Morning Prayers

Take Care of Me

Each morning when I wake, I say
Take care of me, Dear God, Today
In work and play, please let me be,
Always Jesus, just for Thee.
In all I think, and do and say
Take care of me, Dear God, I pray.
Amen

Morning Offering

Good morning, dear God,
I offer to You
My thoughts, words and actions
And all that I do.
Amen

Good Morning, God

You are ushering in another day, untouched and freshly new
So here I come to ask You, God,if You'll renew me, too,
Forgive the many errors that I made yesterday
And let me try again, dear God, to walk closer in thy way...
But, Father, I am well aware I can't make it on my own
So take my hand and hold it tight
For I can't walk alone!

I Give Today

Oh Jesus I give you today, all that I think and do and say
O Mary I love you and pray more love today than yesterday,
O God be with me I pray be by my side forever to stay
Amen

Angel of God

Angel of God, my Guardian Dear
To whom His love commits me here
Ever this day, be at my side,
To light and guard, to rule and guide.
Amen

Evening Prayers

Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep

Now I lay me down to sleep,
Let fourteen angels watch over me,
Two at my right, two at my left
Two at my head, two at my feet
Two that will cover me
Two that will wake me and
Two that will take me to heaven where angels sing joyfully forever,
Amen

Evening Offering

Dear God, we give You this day
All of our work, and all of our play
All that we do, and all that we say
Amen

Dear Guardian Angel

Dear Guardian Angel, thank you for keeping me safe and
helping me be a good boy/girl/Mommy/Daddy today,
Help me pay attention to Mommy or Daddy or
whoever's looking after me all day tomorrow
Amen

Thank You Lord,

For food and clothes and toys and such,
We thank you, Lord, so very much.
And when it's time for us to sleep,
We ask you, Lord, our souls to keep.
Amen

Prayers of Faith

Jesus, Bread of Heaven

Jesus, Bread of Heaven come, Come Lord Jesus Come.
Make my soul more like your own, Come Lord Jesus Come.
Help me always to do right, Come Lord Jesus Come.
Keep me from the stain of sin, Come Lord Jesus Come.
Amen

Three Hearts

Heart of Jesus, I adore
Heart of Mary, I implore
Heart of Joseph, meek and just
In these three hearts I place my trust.
Amen

We Come to You in Prayer

Dear Lord, we come to you in prayer, Knowing You are always there.
Joyfully, your songs we sing, Praising You in everything.
Keep us safe by night and day, As we travel on our way.
Teach us that its when we share, Others learn about your care.
Smile on us each time we give, For that's how you would have us live.
Remind us friends should have our love, For they are gifts from heaven above.
When we have special chores to do, May we bring glory just to you.
This is your world that we love so, We thank you, Lord, for things that grow.
With hearts as full as they can be, We thank you for our family.
Amen

Trinity Prayer

Love of Jesus Fill us.
Holy Spirit Guide us.
Will of the Father be done.
Amen

Prayers of Contrition and Penance

Fatima prayer I

O, my Jesus, it is for your love,
for the conversion of sinners, and in reparation for the sins
committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Fatima Prayer II

Oh my Jesus forgive us our sins,
Save us from the fires of hell,
Especially those most in need of your mercy.
Amen

Act of Contrition

Oh my God, I am very sorry for all my sins
because of Your just punishment,
but most of all because they offend You,
Who are all good and deserving of all my love.
I firmly resolve, with the help of Your grace to sin no more
and to avoid the near occasion of sin.
Amen

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