Prayer of Saint John Paul II for the Family
Heavenly Father, we praise you and we thank you for the gift of family
life. Grant through your Son, Jesus Christ, born of a woman, that every
family may become for each successive generation a place 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 all the families of
the world. Grant that the young may find in the family a solid support
for their human dignity and for their growth in faith and love. Grant that
all who believe in your Son may proclaim the importance of the family
with honesty and truth. Grant that love, strengthened by the sacrament
of marriage, may prove mightier than all the weakness and trials through
which our families sometimes pass. Inspire all leaders of Church and
State to know more clearly that it is in marriage and family life that we
know your presence and love in a special way. May your name be held
holy and may your kingdom be established in our world.
We make all our prayers through Christ our Lord. Amen.