Akathist To The Mother Of God Nurturer Of Children (snippet)
Victorious Leader and Good Nurturer of the Christian race, we your servants, delivered from evil, sing out grateful thanks to you. But as you have invincible might deliver our children from all dangers, that with tears we may cry to you: Raise our children (names), to be made worthy of the Kingdom of Heaven, and make them heirs of eternal blessings.
Intercede with your Son and God, O most Holy Mother of God, that an angel from heaven be sent to our children, just as the mightiest protector, the Archangel Gabriel, was sent to you; and allow us to cry to you thus:
Raise our children to be earthly angels.
Raise our children to be heavenly people.
Raise our children to be your servants.
Raise our children to cry out to you:
“Rejoice, O Full of Grace, the Lord with you!”
Raise our children, O Lady, to be made
worthy of the Kingdom of Heaven and make them heirs of eternal blessings.