During this month of October, dedicated in a particular way to the Blessed Mother, I offer the following prayer for families.
Prayer for the Home
Dear Blessed Virgin Mary, we choose you as Queen of our homes. We ask you to bless all our families with your tender motherly love.
May the Sacrament of Marriage bind husbands and wives so closely together that they will always be faithful to each other and love one another as Christ loves His Church.
We ask you to bless all parents, may they love and cherish their children whom God has entrusted to them. May they always give them the example of a truly Christian life. Help them to bring up their children in the love and fear of God.
Bless all children that they may love, honor, and obey their fathers and mothers. To your loving care we especially entrust the youth of today. Give us all a sense of responsibility that we may do our part in making our home, a haven of peace like your own home at Nazareth.
We take you as our model. Help us to grow daily in genuine love of God and neighbor so that justice and peace may happily reign in the entire family of humankind.