Father McGivney aimed to strengthen the familial bonds between a father, mother, and their children. His vision for family life not only included financial and material aid but also spiritual guidance. Since most of our time is spent in secular circles, taking intentional measures to cultivate ways to live the domestic church is necessary. These programs, which are created by families for families, can help us live out this calling.

Prayer for Families

Lord God, from you every family in heaven and on earth takes its name.

Father, you are Love and Life. Through your Son, Jesus Christ, born of woman, and through the Holy Spirit, the fountain of divine charity, grant that every family on earth may become for each successive generation a true shrine of life and love.

Grant that your grace may guide the thoughts and actions of husbands and wives for the good of their families and of all the families in the world.

Grant that the young may find in the family solid support for their human dignity and for their growth in truth and love.

Grant that love, strengthened by the grace of the sacrament of marriage, may prove mightier than all the weaknesses and trials through which our families sometimes pass.

Through the intercession of the Holy Family of Nazareth, grant that the Church may fruitfully carry out her worldwide mission in the family and through the family.

Through Christ our Lord, who is the way, the Truth and the Life forever and ever.


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