The World Meeting of Families Prayer

In case you are living under a rock and haven’t heard yet, Pope Francis is coming to the U.S. this week!  Some members of the Cortina family will be traveling with Creighton to visit him in Philidelphia, PA.  He is coming to the U.S. for the World Meeting of Families, a conference focused on strengthening the sacred bond of the family.  As inspiration for the week and in advance of his visit, please read and pray the prayer below:

Everyone is encouraged to pray the special prayer for the World Meeting of Families in 2015. It is a prayer of supplication to the Holy Family for the meeting’s success and your own family’s intentions.

God and Father of us all,
in Jesus, your Son and our Savior,
you have made us
your sons and daughters
in the family of the Church.
May your grace and love
help our families
in every part of the world
be united to one another
in fidelity to the Gospel.
May the example of the Holy Family,
with the aid of your Holy Spirit,
guide all families, especially those most troubled,
to be homes of communion and prayer
and to always seek your truth and live in your love.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Jesus, Mary and Joseph, pray for us!

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