Forever Young

(Adapted from the song lyrics of “Forever Young” by Bob Dylan)

May God bless and keep you always
May your wishes all come true
May you always do for others
And let others do for you
May you build a ladder to the stars
And climb on every rung
May you stay forever young

May you grow up to be righteous
May you grow up to be true
May you always know the truth
And see the lights surrounding you
May you always be courageous
Stand upright and be strong
May you stay forever young

May your hands always be busy
May your feet always be swift
May you have a strong foundation
When the winds of changes shift
May your heart always be joyful
And may your song always be sung
May you stay forever young

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Prayer for a Sick Child

(from The Book of Common Prayer)

Heavenly Father, watch with us over your child ______, and grant that (s)he may be restored to that perfect health which it is yours alone to give; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

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Prayer For a Sick Child

God of love, ever caring, ever strong, stand by us in our time of need. Watch over your child _____ who is sick; look after her/him in every danger, and grant her/him your healing and peace. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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Prayer of thanks for the gift of a child

(from The Book of Common Prayer)

Heavenly Father, you sent your own Son into this world. We thank you for the life of this child, _____., entrusted to our care. Help us to remember that we are all your children, and so to love and nurture her/him, that (s)he may attain to that full stature intended for her/him in your eternal kingdom; for the sake of your dear Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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