Prayer for the Synod of Bishops on the Family

“Jesus, Mary and Joseph, in you we
contemplate the splendor 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 again experience
violence, rejection and division;
may all who have been hurt or
scandalized find ready comfort
and healing.

Holy Family of Nazareth, may the
approaching Synod of Bishops
make u s once more mindful of the
sacredness and inviolability of
the family, and its beauty
in God’s plan.

Jesus, Mary and Joseph,
graciously hear our prayer.
Amen.”

– Pope Francis