Lord God, from You every family in heaven and on earth takes its name.
Father, you are Love and Life.
Through your Son, Jesus Christ, born of woman, and through Holy Spirit, fountain of devini charity, grant that every family on earth may become for each successive generation a true shrine of life and love.
Grant that Your grace may guide the thoughts and actions of husbands and wives for the good their family and of all the families in the world.
Grant that the young may find in the family solid support for their human dignity and for their growth in truth and love.
Grant that love, strengthened by the Sacrament of marriage, may prove mightier than all the weaknesses and trial through which our family sometimes pass.
Through the intercession of the Holy Family of Nazareth, grant that church may fruitfully carry out her worldwide mission in and through the family.
Through Christ our Lord, Who is the Way, the Truth and the Life for ever and ever. Amen.
Pope John Paul II