O God, our all Good and Loving Father, we praise and glorify you,
and recognize that you have given us the gift of family,
and the example of the life of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph.
We thank you from our hearts for the uniqueness
and individuality of our family members, knowing that each one of us
is made in your image and likeness.
We ask you to protect our families and to strengthen those who
are struggling with illness, financial problems or lack of faith in You,
We know that you are our Refuge and Protector against danger, and
you have told us, “I will rescue those who love me.
I will protect those who trust in my name.”
May you grant our families the wisdom and understanding
to trust in you and follow Your will,
serving each other and loving our neighbors.
We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen.