Thursday, July 26, 2012

SS. Joachim & Anna, Grandparents of Our Lord

Prayer of Thanksgiving for Grandparents/Elders

God of Abraham and Sarah, grandfather and grandmother in the faith
God of all generations: We thank you today for those who are grandparents
to us - those who are grandparents by blood relationships, and those 
unrelated but older than we who generously share their love and wisdom, 
their time and traditions so that we have roots, stories, and hope. 
We bless you for the gift of grandparents, and we ask your blessing upon 
them, that their days may be filled with delight in their grandchildren.
May their giving and grace toward younger generations bring
fulfillment to them and may they be a blessing to all they love
and call grandchildren, through Jesus Christ, our Lord.  Amen.

(Daniel Benedict & Taylor Burton-Edwards,
General Board of Discipleship, 
The United Methodist Church)

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