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 petition.
And do thou,
most glorious patriarch,
help us with thy powerful patronage,
and place our petitions in Mary's hands,
that she may offer them to Jesus Christ.