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Intercessory Prayers: Families

 

Mothers

For all mothers,
particularly those who are with child,
that they may be supported by loved ones
and warm friends, and that they may
be understood and blessed;
We pray to the Lord

For young mothers everywhere,
and especially those who are tempted to despair,
that through the child they carry deep within,
they might know hope and joy;
We pray to the Lord

For all mothers,
especially those who are young or alone,
beaten or addicted;
that God might heal their broken hearts
and seal them with his love;
We pray to the Lord

For mothers,
especially those wracked with fear,
depression or despair,
that the new life of their child
may touch them with the eternal love of God;
We pray to the Lord

For young mothers tempted to abort their child,
that God's grace might give them
the wisdom and fortitude
to preserve the gift they carry within them;
We pray to the Lord

For mothers tempted to abortion,
that God might teach us how to love them;
We pray to the Lord


Fathers

For fathers,
especially those who are very young,
that through the intercession of Saint Joseph,
they might assume the great responsibility
which God has given to them;
We pray to the Lord


Parents

For all parents who struggle alone to raise their children,
that God will give them the strength of the children of God
and the support of his holy Church;
We pray to the Lord

For expectant mothers and the fathers of unborn children:
that they might rejoice in the noble vocation
which God has given them;
We pray to the Lord

For every unwed father and mother,
and for their child:
that, with God's grace,
their love might bind them together
and truth might preserve and protect them;
We pray to the Lord

For all homeless parents,
that God will teach us
how to love and support them;
We pray to the Lord

For mothers and fathers
who await the birth of their child,
that God might fill their hearts
with an ever-deepening love each day;
We pray to the Lord

For parents of all teen mothers,
that God might grant them
a full portion of his merciful love;
We pray to the Lord


Grandparents

For Grandparents and uncles and aunts:
that their expectant love,
might nurture and preserve the life
of every unborn child;
We pray to the Lord

For parents who have grown very old
that through their prayers and example
they might teach their grandchildren
the wonders of the Gospel of Life;
We pray to the Lord



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