Lord help me protect my children
from careless frivolities
and the twisted idea of what life is all about.
Help them to appreciate discipline
by which true character can be achieved
and genuine integrity attained.
Guide them physically and spiritually.
Send into their lives
specially chosen companions and friends.
Save them from costly blunders
that may haunt them down the years.
Bless them to grow, play and work
according to Your faith.
novena S. Pio after 19:00 Mass