Daily Prayer before a Picture of the Holy Family
O MOST loving Jesus, Who by Thy surpassing virtues and
the example of Thy home life didst hallow the household in which Thou
didst choose to live while on earth, mercifully look down upon this
family, whose members, humbly prostrate before Thee, implore Thy
protection. Remember that we are Thine, bound and consecrated to Thee
by a special devotion. Protect us in Thy mercy, deliver us from danger,
help us in our necessities, and impart to us strength to persevere
always in the imitation of Thy Holy Family, so that, by serving Thee
and loving Thee faithfully during this mortal life, we may at length
give Thee eternal praise in Heaven.
O Mary, dearest Mother, we implore thy assistance, knowing that
thy Divine Son will hearken to thy petitions.
And do thou, most glorious patriarch, St. Joseph, help us with thy
powerful patronage, and place our petitions in Mary's hands, that she
may offer them to Jesus Christ.
VIEW THE IMAGE OF
THE HOLY FAMILY LARGER, PLAIN