The Association of the Holy Family is a group of Christian families, approved by the Holy See, which through the consecration to the Holy Family, Jesus, Mary and Joseph, intends to be a community of disciples, witnesses and apostles of Nazareth.
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day He rose again. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father; He will come again to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Catholic Church,
Lord, help us to remember when we first met and the strong love that grew between us. To work that love into practical things so nothing can divide us. We ask for words both kind and loving, and for hearts ready to ask forgiveness as well as to forgive. We put our marriage into Your hands. Amen. #Prayer #Spouses
Saint Joseph, father of Jesus and husband of Mary, you passed your life in loving fulfillment of duty. You supported the holy family of Nazareth with the work of your hands. Kindly protect those who trustingly come to you. You know their aspirations, their hardships, their hopes. They look to you because they know you will understand and protect them. You too knew trial, labor and weariness. But amid the worries of material life your soul was full of deep peace and sang out i
Dear Lord, it’s such a hectic day, with little time to stop and pray, for Life’s been anything but calm, since You called me to be a mom running errands, matching socks, building dreams with matching blocks, cooking, cleaning and finding shoes and other stuff that children lose, fiting lids on bottle bugs, wiping tears and giving hugs, a stack of last week’s mail to read. So where’s the quiet time I need? Yet, when I steal a moment, Lord, just at the sink or ironing board, to
I don’t want to grow old God. I don’t want any part of it. But since I have no power to stop the clock, my prayer is this: Let me age with grace. Show me the way, God. Be with me. Grant health to my body and clarity to my mind. Give me strength. Help me to overcome my vanity. Teach me to combat self-pity. Don’t allow me to become set in my ways. Shield me from isolation and from loneliness. May the love of my family and friends be my reward for all the struggles of my youth.
Dear Lord, as my life declines and my energies decrease, more than ever hold me by Your Power, that I may not offend You, but daily increase in Your Love. Give me strength to work in Your Service till the last day of my life. Help me to ever have an increasing dread of venial sin, or whatever would cause the slightest withdrawal of Your love, all day long, and at night keep me close to Your Heart; and should I die, ere the morning breaks, may I go rejoicing in that vision of
Lord God, you are the One who grants us the days of our lives and fills them with your loving care. We praise you for the many years and countless blessings that you have given. Yet Lord, as the many days and years have passed, we grow weary and long to be in your presence. Strengthen us with the reminder that our days are in your hands and our purpose in this life comes from you. When things seem tiring help us focus our eyes on You, to trust your timing and plans. Fill our
You are my trust from my youth, You have upheld me from birth; You took me out of my mother’s womb. My praise shall be of You. Do not cast me off in the time of old age; Do not forsake me when my strength fails. Do not be far from me; O my God, help me! O God, You have taught me from my youth; I declare Your wondrous works. Now when I am old and gray headed, O God, do not forsake me until I declare You to this generation. Oh God, who is like you? You, who have shown me severe
Heavenly Father, after much prayer and reflection it is my belief that I can best serve You in the single state. Let me be true to my vocation to this life & never do anything to sully it. As I freely give up the benefits of married life, I am aware that I also give up its difficulties and receive in turn the benefits of the single state. Enable me to appreciate the freedom at my disposal--- from cares and concerns of spouses and children, from a highly structured lifestyle,
Heavenly Father, love of all and defender of the weak, bless + N. in your love. Accept his/her offering of dedication and service, and help him/her to give you praise, to pray for your Church and the world, and to serve your people in peace and joy. We ask this grace through Christ our Brother and our Lord. Amen. #Prayer #WidowsandWidowers