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A prayer for families to pray every day, by Mother Teresa

MATKA TERESA Z KALKUTY
Tim Graham | Robert Harding | EAST NEWS
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“Help us to stay together in joy.”

As Venerable Patrick Peyton famously said, “The family that prays together, stays together.” Prayer is vital to a united family life and is the surest way to keep everyone together, no matter what crisis comes your way.

St. Teresa of Calcutta knew this as well and urged families to pray on a daily basis. She even composed her own prayer that can be prayed by families on a daily basis. If you are looking for a something new to add to your daily prayer time, try the following prayer.

Heavenly Father,
you have given us the model of life
in the Holy Family of Nazareth.
Help us, O Loving Father,
to make our family another Nazareth
where love, peace and joy reign.
May it be deeply contemplative,
intensely eucharistic,
revived with joy.

Help us to stay together in joy
and sorrow in family prayer.
Teach us to see Jesus in the members of our families,
especially in their distressing disguise.
May the eucharistic heart of Jesus
make our hearts humble like his
and help us to carry out our family duties
in a holy way.

May we love one another
as God loves each one of us,
more and more each day,
and forgive each other’s faults
as you forgive our sins.
Help us, O Loving Father,
to take whatever you give
and give whatever you take with a big smile.

Immaculate Heart of Mary,
cause of our joy, pray for us.

St. Joseph, pray for us.

Holy Guardian Angels,
be always with us,
guide and protect us.

Amen.

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