Friday 23rd September: What Makes a Happy Family?

The Sign of the Cross

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Reflection

The Catholic Church teaches that family is important. What if my family isn’t ideal or perfect? Bishop Don, an American Bishop, shares some great overviews on how virtually anyone can enjoy a happy home life.

Prayer for Our Families

Heavenly Father, Please shine your light upon my family. Give us strength to overcome all of the difficulties that we are dealing with now and protect us against any and all problems we may encounter in the future. O Lord, please bring us together as we are meant to be. May the love that binds us only grow stronger as we fulfill the destiny you have laid out for us.

Grant my family forgiveness for any sins we have committed. May we also forgive one another Lord, as it is sometimes difficult to do.

Bless us Lord, In your name I pray, Amen

We turn to Mary, Mother of Jesus, asking her to pray for us and for our families:

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of death. Amen.

Our Lady Queen of Peace, pray for us

St Joseph, pray for us.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.