God of our ancestors,
we thank you for our children
and our children's children.
They are reminders from you about how precious life an be.
We humbly ask for wisdom and patience as we take pride and wonder in our grandchildren.
Those of us who now pray to you
also seek your blessing upon these men and women
who are our grandparents or who act in place of grandparents.
Bless all the children an their parents and grandparents
with your abundant grace.
We ask all this through the intercession oth
Saints Joachim and Anne, parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary,
patron saints of grandparents,
in the power of the Holy Spirit,