Prayer for the Family
Composed by Archbishop William Goh
you showed us your mercy
by sending Your Son,
who out of love for us emptied Himself
to be born into a human family,
the cradle of faith and love.
Bless our families
to live the spirituality of communion,
where love, dialogue, mutual respect,
acceptance and forgiveness abound.
May we grow in awareness
of our own brokenness and sinfulness
so that, receiving Your mercy and forgiveness
we can in turn be channels of mercy to each other.
Grant all parents strength, patience and compassion
so that they can be good role models and mentors
of Christian faith, love and mercy to their children.
Guide and shield us from anger, resentment and violence.
May our Christian families respond
to the New Evangelization
by being domestic churches
that are beacons of compassion and love.
Jesus, Mary and Joseph,
we entrust our families to you.
Pray for us and protect us.