PRAYER FOR THE FAMILY
Lord God, from you every family
in heaven and on earth takes its name
Father, you are love and life
through your Son, Jesus Christ, born of
woman and through the Holy Spirit
fountain of divine charity, grant that every
family on earth may become for each
successive generation a true shine of life and love.
Grant that your grace may guide the
thoughts and actions of husbands and wives
for the good of their families
and of all the families of the world.
Grant that the young may find in the family
solid support for their human dignity and
for their growth in truth and in love.
Grant that love, strengthened by the grace
of the sacrament of marriage, may
prove mightier than all the weaknesses
and trials through which our families sometimes pass.
Through the intercession of the Holy Family
of Nazareth, grant that the church may
fruitfully carry out her worldwide mission
in the family and through the family.
Through Christ our Lord, who is the Way,
the Truth and the Life forever and ever. Amen.
Pope John Paul II