Pope Francis' Prayer for the Families of the World

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Here is the translation of the Holy Father's prayer for the Pilgrimage of Families of the World for the Year of Faith.

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Jesus, Mary and Joseph

to you, Holy Family of Nazareth,

today we turn our gaze

with admiration and confidence;

in you we contemplate

the beauty of communion in true love;

to you we commend our families,

so that in them marvels of grace be renewed.

Holy Family of Nazareth,

alluring school of the Gospel:

teach us to imitate your virtues

with a wise spiritual discipline,

grant us a clear vision

that recognizes the work of Providence

in the daily realities of life. 

Holy Family of Nazareth,

faithful custodian of the mystery of salvation:

help us to regain an appreciation for silence,

make our families cenacles of prayer

and transform them into little domestic Churches,

renew the desire for sanctity,

sustain the noble toil of work, of education,

of listening, of mutual understanding and of forgiveness.

Holy Family of Nazareth,

reawaken in our society the consciousness

of the sacred and inviolable character of the family,

an inestimable and irreplaceable good.

May every family be a place where goodness and peace are welcomed

for children and for the elderly,

for those who are sick and alone,

for those who are poor and needy.

Jesus, Mary and Joseph,

we pray to you with confidence, we entrust ourselves to you with joy.

[Translation by Joseph Trabbic]