Shared by a friend.
Heavenly Father, thank you for the gift of our
family. Enlighten our hearts and minds that
we may live more fully this vocation to love.
In our daily life and work,
may we reflect the self-giving love which you,
O Father, eternally show with your Son
and the Holy Spirit.
Let your love be evident in the peace that reigns
in our home and in the faith we profess and live.
May our family always be a place of generosity,
understanding, forgiveness, and joy.
Kindly give us the wisdom and courage
to be witnesses to your eternal design for
the family; and grant that the Holy Family
of Nazareth may always guide our path
to holiness as a family.
We ask this through Our Lord Jesus Christ,
your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the
unity of the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever.
Prayer composed by Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, Supreme Chaplain.
The cover image of the Holy Family is a drawing of Giovanni Balestra, based on a painting by Sassoferrato. The original print is housed at the Pontifical John Paul II Institute of Studies on Marriage and Family in Rome.
- From a holy card