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Year-End Prayer for Families

posted Dec 12, 2014, 10:41 AM by Angel Barrera   [ updated Feb 17, 2015, 7:42 AM ]
As the year comes to a close, let us commit to ongoing prayer on behalf of Catholic families everywhere. During this month, invite community members to join you in praying this prayer for families offered by Pope Francis on the feast of the Holy Family 2013:

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.