Prayer to the Holy Family

Here is the prayer that Pope Francis prayed at the end of Sunday’s Angelus address.

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PRAYER TO THE HOLY FAMILYJesus, Mary and Joseph,in you we contemplate the splendour of true love,to you we turn with trust.

Holy Family of Nazareth,grant that our families too may be places of communion and prayer, authentic schools of the Gospel and small domestic Churches. Holy Family of Nazareth,may families never againexperience violence, rejection and division:may all who have been hurt or scandalizedfind ready comfort and healing.Holy Family of Nazareth,may the approaching Synod of Bishopsmake us once more mindfulof the sacredness and inviolability of the family,and its beauty in God’s plan.Jesus, Mary and Joseph,graciously hear our prayer.

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