The Holy Family by Claudio Coello
 
Jesus, our most loving redeemer,
You came to enlighten the world
with your teaching and example.
You willed to spend the greater part of Your life
in humble obedience to Mary and Joseph
in the poor home of Nazareth.
In this way, You sanctified that family,
which was to be an example for all Christian families.

Graciously accept our family,
which we dedicate and consecrate to You this day.
Be pleased to protect, guard, and keep it
in holy fear, in peace,
and in the harmony of Christian charity.
By conforming ourselves to the Divine model
of Your family,
may we attain to eternal happiness.

Amen.
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One comment on “A Prayer for the Family
  1. This is a beautiful prayer of the family. May all families throughout the world be aware of this prayer and pray it as often as possible. I will do it and I will also print the beautiful picture for my family to see and appreciate, including the prayer. Thank you for this. God bless us all!

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