Saturday, October 11, 2008

Prayer of the Holy Family

Dear Lord, bless our family. Be so kind as to give us the unity, peace, and mutual love that You found in Your own family in the little town of Nazareth.

Saint Joseph, bless the head of our family. Obtain for him the strength, the wisdom, and the prudence he needs to support and direct those under his care.

Mother Mary, bless the mother of our family. Help her to be pure and kind, gentle and self-sacrificing. For the more she resembles you, the better will our family be.

Lord Jesus, bless the children of our family. Help them to be obedient and devoted to their parents. Make them more and more like You. Let them grow, as You did, in wisdom and age and grace before God and man.

Holy Family of Nazareth, make our family and home more and more like Yours, until we are all one family, happy and at peace in our true home with You. Amen.


Mama said...

Beautiful. This picture needs to be the first in your stairway gallery. How comforting to see on your way to rest.

Rita said...

Hey, that's a really good idea!

Maybe you can help me with that.

Mama said...

No problem. That painting is obviously an old master. What is the title? Who was the artist? Where?, and what museum is it in? The Louvre? Or is it Vatican owned?
I know you don't like gold, but it is really difficult to hang an 'Old Master' in another type of frame because gold supports a treasure of this type.

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