Holy Family

Family Prayer to the Holy Family

Most loving Jesus, by your sublime and beautiful virtues and by the example of your family life you blessed with peace and happiness the family chosen by you on earth. Graciously look on this family humbly kneeling before you and imploring your mercy. Remember that we belong entirely to you, for it is to you we have in a special way dedicated and devoted ourselves. Look on us in your loving kindness, preserve us from dangers, and give us the grace to persevere to the end in the imitation of your holy family. After revering and loving you faithfully on earth, may we bless and praise you eternally in heaven.

Mary, our dearest mother, to your intercession we have recourse, knowing that your divine Son will hear your prayers. Glorious patriarch, St. Joseph, assist us by your powerful mediation, and offer by the hands of Mary our prayers to Jesus.

Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, enlighten us, assist us, save us. Amen.

Prayer of Pope St. Paul VI to the Holy Family

Holy Family of Nazareth, teach us to be spiritually aware of your presence, and give us the sensitivity to heed the words and inspirations of true teachers. Make us conscious of our need to form ourselves through study, through a personal interior life, and through a hidden life of prayer known only to God. Show us what it means to be family, a communion of love, in simple and plain beauty, with a sacred and inviolable nature. Amen.