Sunday, June 26, 2005

A prayer for my godchild

As many of you may know, I am the godmother of the cutest, most lovable child in the world, Grace Emma. Though I have been praying for here since before her birth, for her first birthday, I wanted to find a specific prayer to give her, showing my commitment to praying for her daily.

Well, I have searched high and low for a prayer, and finding nothing, I wrote the following.


Most High God, You have given Grace as my goddaughter. I thank You for her life and for this great responsibility You have given to me.
Please help me to fulfill this responsibility to assist Grace’s parents in their Christian duty.
Help me Lord to be a witness of Your love to her through my prayer, my life and my involvement in the Christian community.

Please remind me Lord of the great responsibility I have not only on the day of her baptism, but throughout her life, to pray for her.
Please bless this godchild of mine with an abundance of Your graces throughout her life, and be with her as she discerns Your purpose for her life.
Please stir up in her an intense desire to love You in every moment of her life.
Keep far from her any sin that will cause her to loose her soul.
Please guide her Lord to live a life of service, charity and love for others.

After the baptism of Your son Jesus Christ in the River Jordan, all people were challenged in these words, “This is My beloved Son; listen to Him.”
Through the graces of her baptism, may my godchild Grace always listen to the voice of our Lord Jesus Christ.

I ask this through Jesus Christ, our baptized Lord, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen.


Happy First Birthday, Grace Emma!!!

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Sadly, many misunderstand the role of godparents. While there are temporal responsibilities such as giving customary gifts upon baptism and birthdays, being the guardian of the child if (God forbid) something happens to his or her parents, and having a place of honor at the child’s wedding, there are a great many recommendations and responsibilities that the Christian life demands of a godparent.

Catholics United for the Faith provide extensive information on the duties and responsibilities of godparents at this link.

7 comments:

  1. It's lose not loose. Nice prayer.

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  2. This is beautiful. I found it while searching for a prayer to post on my prayer board to remind my husband I to pray for our godchildren daily. Thank you!!

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  3. I found this prayer while looking for a prayer for my sister, Eileen, my only godchild. I have bookmarked it to pray daily for her. She is not a child, but in her 40's. It is an ongoing responsibility to pray for our godchildren, as you so aptly say in your prayer. Thank you and God bless.

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  4. do you mind if I use this prayer for my Goddaughters ceremony? I will revise of course but this is more or less what I wanted to say

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    1. That would be just fine. If anyone asks you where you got the prayer from, please direct them back to this blog. Thanks!

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  5. Please may I use all the words in your prayer in praying for my god children daily? I will also like to share the prayer to my Catholic friends too. Kindly permit. Thanks and God bless.

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    1. Yes, that is fine! In fact, anyone may reuse the prayer, no need to send an email to ask permission. I do ask you reference the prayer as noted above. Thank you!

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