Prayer to the Holy Family

Jesus, Mary and Joseph,
In you we contemplate
The splendour 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.