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Pope Francis Prayer for the Family

Pope Francis Prayer for the Family

GENERAL SYNOD OF BISHOPS
dedicated to the Pastoral Challenges to the Family
October 4- 25, 2015
Pope Francis provided the Prayer below
for the Synod of Bishops on the Family:

 

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,
may the Synod of Bishops
make us once more mindful
of the sacredness and inviolability of the family,
and its beauty in God’s plan.
Jesus, true God and true man, graciously hear our prayer.
Mary and Joseph, co-operators with God’s plan, pray for us.
Amen!