A Prayer for Parents

For parents, Father of us all, we pray,
That they might be like you, by grace display
The discipline of love, that true parental sign,
And train in Christ, with heavenly truth align.

Let parents give the example: the wife, to respect
Her husband, care for the home, and not neglect
Her womanly gifts; the man, to love his mate,
And tenderly lead, forgiving sooner than late.

Unite them, Lord, and let them stand together,
Act firmly with their children, let them weather
The hardest storm — let children not divide —
But thank you for these gifts, side by side.

Say amen. Ask for prayers. Give thanks.