Prayers to the Holy Family

Devotional Prayer List

1.  A Family Prayer

Heavenly Father, thank you for the gift of our family.  Enlighten our hearts and minds that we may live more fully this vocation to love.  In our daily life and work, may we reflect the self-giving love which you, O Father, eternally show with your Son and the Holy Spirit.  Let your love be evident in the peace that reigns in our home and in the faith we profess and live. 

May our family always be a place of generosity, understanding, forgiveness and joy.  Kindly give us the wisdom and courage to be witnesses to your eternal design for the family; and grant that the Holy Family of Nazareth may always guide our path to holiness as a family.  We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the trinity of the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever.  Amen.

2.  Prayer for the Family

O dear Jesus - I humbly implore You to grant Your special graces to our family.  May our home be the shrine of peace, purity, love, labor, and faith.  I beg You, dear Jesus, to protect and bless all of us, absent and present, living, and deceased.

O Mary - loving Mother of Jesus, and our Mother, pray to Jesus for our family, for all the families of world, to guard the cradle of the newborn, the schools of the young, and their vocations.

Blessed Saint Joseph - assist us by your prayers in all necessities of life.  Ask of Jesus that special grace which He granted to you, to watch over our home at the pillow of the sick and the dying, so that with Mary and with you, heaven may find our family unbroken in the Sacred Heart of Jesus.  Amen.

 3.  Prayer for a Baby

The greatest gift that God could send He sends with love to you.
A sweet and helpless little child, an obligation, too. 

Each baby that God gives to us is merely lent awhile;
to cherish, love, protect, and guard from every snare and wile,

To form within its childish heart His image good and true. 
God bless this tiny new-born babe and may He bless you too!