Day 310: The Gift of a Child (2373-2379)

Prayer by Fr. Mike: “Father in Heaven, we give you praise and glory and thank you. Thank you for bringing us to this moment bringing us to this day, Day 310. Lord God, thank you so much for revealing to us truly what are gifts? The gift of life and the gift of family, the gift of friendship, the gift of love. Thank you for the gift of conjugal love in the context of marriage. Thank you so much for all those people who have been called to marriage. Amidst trials, amidst thorns, amidst thistles, amidst the burdens of life, we thank you for the blessings of life. And amidst the struggles of life, we also thank you for the gift of life. And in the midst of the dangers of life, we thank you for the gift of children. Thank you for the gift of children. We pray this day for all those who have children, for all those who do not have children. We thank you and praise you, and we ask you to please, Lord God, bless all of those who long for children and all of those who fear the presence of children in their lives. Help us all to take on your lens to see as you see and to see that every child, every human life is a gift from you. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen”