Family Prayer Time
Prayers to share as a family
Prayer for Families at Christmas
During this holy season of Christmas,
we ask for your blessing on all families.
Let Mary’s openness to your wonderous ways
be an inspiration to place all trust in you.
Let Joseph’s courage provide hope
during times of anxiety and uncertainty.
Let Jesus’ life ignite all families
with a spirit of light and love.
May the grace that encircles the Holy Family
widen to embrace all families.
For this we pray.
A Prayer for Joy
With the start of this third week of the season of Advent, we are halfway to Christmas.
Lord Father, what was dark is getting brighter, and joy is on its way. We can hardly wait to rejoice and sing at Christmas. With the wonder of the season push all our sadness and sorrow away, so we start to feel that special feeling of Joy that the coming of your Son brings
Father in heaven, help us hear again the voice of John the Baptist crying out in the desert. Help us make straight the pathways of our own lives so that those paths lead to eternal life with you.
God above, do good and avoid evil is so easy to say, yet so hard to put into practice. Be with us in each and every moment of each and every day so that we remain blameless and worthy of your coming.
Help us, Lord, not to dampen the joy of others. Remind us this week to rejoice always and to pray without ceasing.
Holy Spirit, guide us so that our lives may be testimony of the wonders and the love of God, so that others might believe through us.
Prayer For Those With Disabilities
You make each living person in your image and likeness
And present us as a gift and seed of love to the human race.
We praise you, Lord, for all of your gifts.
Lord, we see you in all those living with disabilities
And give you thanks for loving parents
Who welcome and nurture them
Even in the face of obstacles or rejection.
Guide our hands to build access and welcome
Guide our minds to understand
the power and wisdom of human vulnerability
Guide our actions to create communities
Open to the gifts of each individual.
May we understand that your body is incomplete
When people are left behind.
We pray through Christ, Our Lord.