Saturday, October 3, 2015

Prayer for Synod on Family

The XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops -- focusing on "The Vocation and Mission of the Family in the Church and Contemporary World" --  is being held from October 4 to 25.  Click here for more information, including prayer resources.  Let us pray for the Synod in a prayer that Pope Francis offered:

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 approaching Synod of Bishops
make us once more mindful
of the sacredness and inviolability of the family,
and its beauty in God's plan.

Jesus, Mary and Joseph,
graciously hear our prayer.

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