Prayer of Pope John Paul II for Families

God from whom originates every paternity in heaven and on earth, Father, you are love and life, may every human family on earth become, through the meditation of your Son, Jesus Christ, “born of a Woman” and through the meditation of the Holy Spirit, source of divine charity, a true sanctuary of life and love for the generations that ever renew themselves.

May your grace guide the thoughts and works of spouses towards the good of their families of the world.

May the younger generation find in the family a strong support for their humanity and their growth in truth and love.

May love, strengthened by the grace of the sacrament of Marriage, show itself to be stronger than every weakness and every crisis, through which, at times, our families pass.

Finally, we ask you, through the intercession of the Holy Family of Nazareth, that the Church, amidst all the nations of the earth may fulfill fruitfully her mission in the family and by means of the family.

Through Christ Our Lord, the way, the truth, and the life, for ever and ever.

Amen