Holy Spirit, Saint John Damascene’s father raised him to dislike the games of war and piracy that were popular among his peers. This helped him grow up to become a priest who was famous for his purity and theological knowledge. I ask him to intercede for today’s parents and children. Remind us of the need to protect the hearts and minds of our children from the violence in movies, video games, and TV shows. Show us how to give our youth a desire to remain pure from worldly fascinations and to resist peer pressure. Help us to increase their faith by the examples we set and to instill in them a strong love for You. Saint John, pray for us. Amen.
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