Prayer for the Synod of Bishops

Sep 11th, 2015

Prayer for the Synod of Bishops  
Pope Francis - December 29, 2013
 
                           Jesus, Mary, and Joseph,  
                           in you we contemplate
                           the splendor of true love,
                           to you we turn with trust.
 
                           Holy Family of Nazareth,
                           grant that our families too
             may be places of communion and prayer,
                      authentic schools of the Gospel
                      and small domestic Churches.
 
                            Holy Family of Nazareth,
                            may families never again
             experience violence, rejection and division:
              may all who have been hurt or scandalized
                         find ready comfort and healing.
 
                            Holy Family of Nazareth, 
                    may the approaching Synod of Bishops 
                               make us once more mindful
            of the sacredness and inviolability of the family,
                              and its beauty in God's plan.
 
                            Jesus, Mary, and Joseph,
                          graciously hear our prayer.
                                              Amen.