Imagine the “heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience” (Col 3:12) experienced within the home of the Holy Family. Sharing meals and living space with Jesus and Mary was literally a taste of Heaven for St. Joseph. Our families seldom approach this standard of holiness, but how we long to experience such a height of love amidst our own! Let us entrust our beloved families to the prayers of our Blessed Mother and St. Joseph, knowing that Jesus will listen wholeheartedly to those who nurtured Him with such tenderness while He walked the earth.
Heavenly Father, we ask You to bless our family.
Open our hearts to receive Your love. May our home be another Nazareth,
so that our family may be a place where Your peace and love abides.
Open our eyes to recognize the gift and beauty of life,
so that we may find joy in Your presence among us.
Grant us pure hearts seeking holiness, generous hearts full of Your love,
merciful hearts ready to forgive and tender hearts full of kindness.
May our family be a sanctuary of life and love, beacon of hope
drawing others to your Son, Jesus Christ.
Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, Holy Family of Nazareth, pray for us.