Prayer for Families


Merciful and holy God, it pleased you to place Jesus in a specific human family, where he grew up under the guidance and love of his parents. Bless all families in their challenging vocation. We pray you most gracious God, to grant all families the grace to be patient with one another and to entrust themselves to your divine providence, especially in moments of crisis and bereavement. We pray that the Holy Family of Nazareth may be a beacon of light to all families, so that they may be grounded in faith and moral, and to have the courage to denounce the culture of death. Help families to learn how to share, sacrifice, and support one another. As you have called all people to a life of holiness, may families use their God-given-freedom in doing what they ought to do in making you known, loved, adored, and to be true instruments for the New Evangelization in the Church and in our world.
We make our prayer through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen!


CONCLUDING PRAYER:

Prayer Leader:

Jesus, full of mercy and compassion

Response:

Have mercy on us

Prayer Leader:

Saint Joseph,  protector and provider of the holy family

Response:

Pray for us

Prayer Leader:

Most merciful Mother, queen and intercessor for families

Response:

Pray for us

Prayer Leader:

Holy Family of Nazareth, model for families

Response:

Pray for us

Prayer Leader:

Glory be to Jesus

Response:

Honor to Mother Mary