Spirituality for Today – Fall 2016 – Volume 21, Issue 2

Thought for the Season
A Family Prayer

Heavenly Father,
  thank you for the gift of our family.
Enlighten our hearts and minds
that we may live more fully this vocation to love.
  In our daily life and work,
  may we reflect the self-giving love which you,
O Father, eternally show with your Son and the Holy Spirit.
Let your love be evident in the peace that reigns in our home
and in the faith we profess and live.
  May our family always be a place of generosity, understanding, forgiveness and joy.
  Kindly give us the wisdom and courage to be witnesses to your eternal design for the family;
and grant that the Holy Family of Nazareth may always guide our path to holiness as a family.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
  one God forever and ever. Amen.

Archbishop William E. Lori