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Jesus, only begotten Son of the Eternal Father, beloved Son of the Blessed Virgin and foster Child of St. Joseph, we most fervently implore You, through Mary, Your ever Blessed Mother, and Your adopted Father, St. Joseph, take our children under Your special charge and enclose them in the love of Your Sacred Heart.


They are the children of Your Father in heaven, who were created after His own image. They are Your possession, for You have purchased them with Your precious blood. They are temples of the Holy Spirit, who sanctified them in baptism and implanted in their hearts the virtues of faith, hope and charity.


O most loving Jesus, rule and guide them, that they may live according to our holy faith, that they may not waver in their confidence in You and may ever remain faithful in Your love.


O Mary, blessed mother of Jesus, grant to our Children a place in your pure maternal Heart! Spread over them your protecting mantle when danger threatens their innocence. Keep them firm when they are about to stray from the path of virtue. And should they have the misfortune to fall, then raise them up again, and reconcile them with your Divine Son.


And you, O holy foster father, St. Joseph, do not abandon our children! Protect them from the assaults of the wicked enemy, and deliver them from all dangers of soul and body.


O dear parents of the holy Child Jesus, intercede for us also, that we may bring up our children in the love and fear of God, and one day attain with them the beatific vision.


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