Whether your grandchildren live with you, just around the corner, or a thousand miles away, praying for them every day is one of the most important ways you can show your love and concern. And when you are searching for the right words, Bless My Grandchild is the prayer book you need. This follow-up to Julie Cragon's bestseller, Bless My Child, combines original and traditional prayers and devotions that will help you place the joys and worries you experience as grandparent in the hands of God.
"Grandparents are the living memory of the family," Pope Francis noted. "They pass on the faith; they transmitted the faith to us."
In Bless My Grandchild, bestselling Catholic author Julie Cargon combines thoughtful scripture quotes and wisdom from saints along with prayers appropriate for every milestone and circumstance of a grandchild's life, from conception through adulthood, including special circumstances and contemporary needs.
There are prayers for:
- The first day of school
- Learning to read
- Sacramental milestones
- Illness or death of a friend, family member, or pet.
The book concludes with traditional prayers and novenas that you can teach a grandchild or offer on their family's behalf; including the novena to St. Jude, "Stations of the Cross for My Grandchild," the Angelus, and "Consecration of the Family"
About the Author: Julie Dortch Cragon is the co-owner and manager of St. Mary's Bookstore and Church Supply in Nashville, Tennessee. She is the author of a number of books, including Bless My child. She also writes devotions for Living Faith Kids magazine. She earned a bachelor's degree from Vanderbilt University in 1982. She has appeared on EWTN, Sacred heart Radio, Radio Maria, Relevant Radio, Guadalupe Radio, Mater Dei Radio, breadbox Media, and Ave Maria Radio. She lives in Nashville with her husband, Allen. They have six children and one grandchild.