Thursday, January 4, 2018

Prayer: “Prayer to the Holy Family” by Pope Francis

Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, 
in you we contemplate the splendor of true love, 
to you we turn with trust.

Holy Family of Nazareth, 
grant that our families too may be places of communion and prayer,
authentic schools of the Gospel 
and small domestic Churches.

Holy Family of Nazareth, 
may families never again experience violence, rejection, and division:
may all who have been hurt or scandalized 
find ready comfort and healing.

Holy Family of Nazareth, 
make us once more mindful 
of the sacredness and inviolability of the family 
and its beauty in God’s plan.

Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, 
graciously hear our prayer. Amen.