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Prayer for the First World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly

‘I am with you always’

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23 July 2021
The following is the English text of the prayer for the First World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly to be celebrated on Sunday, 25 July. I thank You, Lord, for the comfort of Your presence: even in times of loneliness, You are my hope and my confidence, You have been my rock and my fortress since my youth!   I thank You for having given me a family and for having blessed me with a long life. I thank You for moments of joy and difficulty, for the dreams that have already come true in my life and for those that are still ahead of me. I thank You for this time of renewed fruitfulness to which You call me.   Increase, O Lord, my faith, make me a channel of your peace, teach me to embrace those who suffer more than me, to never stop dreaming and to tell of your wonders to new generations.   Protect and ...

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