Prayer for the second World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly
24 July 2022
I give thanks to you, Lord,
for the blessing of a long life.
For, to those who take refuge in You, grant always to bear fruit.
Forgive, O Lord,
resignation and disillusionment,
but forsake me not when my strength declines.
Teach me to look with hope
to the future you give me,
to the mission you entrust to me, and to sing your praises without end.
Make me a tender craftsman
of Your revolution.
To guard with love my grandchildren
And all the little ones who seek shelter in You.
Protect, O Lord, Pope Francis and grant Thy church
to deliver the world from loneliness.
Direct our steps in the way of peace.