St. John Paul II

St. John Paul II

Prayer of St. John Paul II for families

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,
the fountain of divine charity,
grant that every family on earth
may become for each successive generation
a true shrine 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 in the world.

Grant that the young may find
in the family solid support
for their human dignity and
for their growth in truth and 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.

We ask this of You, Who is life,St. John Paul II
truth and love with the Son
and the Holy Spirit.


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