St. Joseph blessed Jesus. God the Father blessed Jesus aloud for all present to hear. Jesus blessed children. So, Strong Catholic dads are called to bless their children aloud and everyday!
*Pick a prayer below. Repeat it each time you do another guide until it’s memorized, then move to the next one.
*God wants YOU (especially children) to help save sinners by praying this prayer every day! In the spring of 1916, God sent the Angel of Peace from Heaven to Fatima, Portugal to teach this powerful prayer to the whole world through 3 children – Lucia age 9, Francisco age 7, and Jacinta 6. This prayer repairs damage caused by people’s sins, draws them back to God, and brings peace to the world! God wants YOU to take part in His work to save sinners. He made it so simple that everyone everywhere can pray this prayer frequently! In Heaven, you’ll see how many people you helped save!
*God wants YOU (especially children) to pray this 2nd prayer to help save sinners! In August of 1916, God again sent the Angel of Peace from Heaven to Fatima, Portugal to teach this 2nd prayer to the world through Lucia – now 10, Francisco – now 8, and Jacinta – still 6. This prayer also repairs the damage caused by people’s sins and helps convert poor sinners! God really wants children and adults to join Him in saving others through this prayer.
On July 6, 1973, Our Lady appeared in Akita, Japan and asked that the expression ‘truly present’ be used to emphasize that Jesus is really and truly present in the Eucharist!
*Why memorize & pray this prayer? The more our love for God grows, the happier we will be on earth and in Heaven! Loving God with all our heart is the first and greatest commandment. -Deut 6:5
Dad, bless each one of your children now. From now on, bless them every day. Consider using one of the forms below, or one you come up with your own.
“The Lord bless you and keep you!
The Lord let His face shine upon
you, and be gracious to you! The
Lord look upon you kindly and
give you peace!” – Numbers 6:22
(Make the sign of the cross and then end with laying your hand on the head)
I bless you in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Lord Jesus Christ, please bless (child’s name),
Fill him with your faith, hope and love.
Strengthen him to do Your will now and forever.
In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.