help me to be respectful

Heavenly Father, bless my parents
   and all those who love and care for me.
Help me in all ways to be respectful
   and obedient to them according to Your will.
Send down upon me Your grace to perform
   all my duties carefully and faithfully,
   to avoid unacceptable company
   and influence and to resist all temptation
   that may come my way.
Help me Lord to live a serious, good and godly life,
   praising You constantly
   and glorifying Your holy name.

Orthodox prayer

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Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.
“Honor your father and mother”
—which is the first commandment with a promise—
“so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.”

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