Fearless Friday: Prayer for our Families


Today is my brother’s 36th (I think!) birthday. He’s a great guy who has had to deal with lots of “stuff” over the years. He struggles a lot and I’m not really sure where he stands in regards to his faith. Still, I love him dearly and so grateful to have him as my brother. Please, if you can, do say a little prayer for him.

I am also praying for all of our families. Those who are far from the Lord, those who are close to the Lord and those who are somewhere in between. I am praying for all our family members who are struggling with difficulties, those who are sick and for those who are rejoicing. In short, I am praying for all the special intentions of our families!

Prayer for a Family

O God of goodness and mercy, to Thy fatherly guidance we commend our family, our household and all our belongings.
We commit all to Thy love and keeping; do Thou fill this house with Thy blessings even as Thou didst fill the holy House of Nazareth with Thy presence. Keep far from us, above all else, the blemish of sin, and do Thou alone reign in our midst by Thy law,
by Thy most holy love and by the exercise of every Christian virtue. Let each one of us obey Thee, love Thee and set himself to follow in his own life Thine example, that of Mary, Thy Mother and our Mother most loving, and that of Thy blameless guardian, Saint Joseph.

Protect us and our house from all evils and misfortunes, but grant that we may be ever resigned to Thy divine will even in the sorrows which it shall please Thee to send us. Finally give unto all of us the grace to live in perfect harmony and in the fullness of love toward our neighbor. Grant that every one of us may deserve by a holy life the comfort of Thy holy Sacraments at the hour of death.
O Jesus, bless us and protect us.

O Mary, Mother of grace and of mercy, defend us against the wicked spirit, reconcile us with Thy Son, commit us to His keeping,
that so we may be made worthy of His promises.

Saint Joseph, foster-father of our Savior, guardian of His holy Mother, head of the Holy Family, intercede for us, bless us and defend our home at all times.

Saint Michael, defend us against all the evil cunning of hell.

Saint Gabriel, make us to understand the holy will of God.

Saint Raphael, preserve us from all sickness and from every danger to our lives.

Our holy Guardian Angels, keep our feet safely on the path of salvation both day and night.

Our holy Patrons, pray for us before the throne of God. Yea, bless this house,

O God the Father, who hast created us;

O God the Son, who hast suffered for us upon the holy Cross,

and Thou, O Holy Spirit, who hast sanctified us in holy Baptism.

May the one God in three Divine Persons preserve our bodies, purify our minds, direct our hearts and bring us all to everlasting life.

Glory be to the Father, glory be to the Son, glory be to the Holy Ghost!


(Prayer found at catholic.org)

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  1. Hello Carol, so good to meet you.:)
    Joining you today in your prayer intentions! Always such a good reminder to pray for our families. (Thank you for sharing the beautiful prayer!) I especially hope /pray that your brother is bless on his birthday and that this is a year in which he draws closer to the Lord.
    Take care and have a beautiful, happy weekend!
    God bless,
    Love, Colleen

  2. SimpleCatholic says

    Thank you so much Colleen! You have a wonderful weekend, too. 🙂

  3. amen amen amen…oh Carol, that was AWESOME prayer girl…I prayed right along with you….you ROCK…That prayer really blessed my heart…I see Colleen has visited also..she is such a blessing to my heart also..I love ya my Catholic sister!!
    Angela…recently posted…FEARLESS FRIDAYMy Profile

  4. SimpleCatholic says

    That is an awesome prayer, isn’t it? I wish I could take credit for it! lol! Like I mentioned, I found it on catholic.org (which has some other gr8 prayers, too!).

    Yes, I am so glad I “met” Colleen through your blog! Thank you!

    Sending love right back atcha, “sis”! 🙂

  5. I kept trying to find where you had mentioned this wasn’t your prayer and couldn’t find it, so I assumed it was from you. What an awesome prayer…and to our Father it doesn’t matter that we didn’t ‘come up with it’, but our hearts beat as one when we pray doesn’t it..love ya girl, and have an awesome blessed weekend.
    Angela…recently posted…FEARLESS FRIDAYMy Profile

  6. Thank you! What lovely compliments. It’s such a blessing to me to meet strong Catholic ladies as well. I appreciate the support and encouragement in my faith, something I really miss living in Norway where Catholicism is rather more uncommon. 🙂
    God bless you both!
    (I’m sorry if this comment doesn’t have much to do with your post Carol!:)
    Colleen…recently posted…Let Them Eat Cake Not Um- Other StuffMy Profile

  7. SimpleCatholic says

    That’s my fault Angela. It noted right after the prayer itself, but I didn’t want it too obvious so I made the font small; probably too small. lol!

    Fearless Friday is all about support and encouraging one another in our faith, Colleen, so you comment absolutely is on point. 🙂

    God bless you, too!

  8. Beautiful prayer! I will join you in praying for your family, and mine, and all families. Happy weekend!

    Lily…recently posted…How Many BooksMy Profile

  9. Hi Carol,
    I just came over to say “hi” and so glad to hear what you favorite movie is…and wishing you a wonderful weekend!
    Cindy Adkins…recently posted…A BIG thank you!!!My Profile

  10. SimpleCatholic says

    Thanks, Lily! Praying for your family as well. Happy weekend to you, too. 🙂

    Hi Cindy, nice to “see” you, thanks for stopping by!

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