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Prayer Cards

 

The following prayers of interest for married couples and families have been produced by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. All are available for purchase through the USCCB Publishing Department.

Prayer for Married Couples

This 4"x6" inch card features photos of married couples' hands in the different stages of married life. The prayer is on the reverse side.

Prayer:
      Almighty and  eternal God,
      You blessed the  union of married couples
      so that they  might reflect the union of Christ
      with his Church:
      look with  kindness on them.
      Renew their  marriage covenant,
      increase your  love in them,
      and strengthen  their bond of peace
      so that, with  their children,
      they may always  rejoice in the gift of
      your blessing.
      We ask this  through Christ our Lord.
      Amen.

Made available from the USCCB Publishing Department | En Espanol

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Prayer for Families 

The image features photos of married couples' hands in the different stages of married life. The prayer is on the opposite side.

Prayer:
      We bless your name,  O Lord,
for sending your own incarnate Son,
to become part of a family,
so that, as he lived its life,
he would experience its worries and its joys.

We ask you, Lord,
to protect and watch over this family,
so that in the strength of your grace
its members may enjoy prosperity,
possess the priceless gift of your peace,
and, as the Church alive in the home,
bear witness in this world to your glory.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Excerpts from the English translation of Book of Blessings © 1988, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved.

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Prayer for Families Pdf | En Español

 

Prayer for Fathers 

The prayer card features a lovely close-up photograph of a fathers' hand holding his child's hand. The prayer is on the opposite side.

Prayer: 
God, you are the giver of all life,
human and divine.
Bless our father.
May he be the best of teachers for
his children,
bearing witness to the faith
by what he says and does,
in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Amen.

Excerpts from the English translation of Book of Blessings © 1988, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved.

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Prayer for Fathers Pdf

 

Prayer for Life

The cover of this prayer card features a reproduction of a Renaissance Madonna and Child. The prayer is on the reverse side.

Prayer:
      Father and maker of all,
you adorn all creation
with splendor and beauty,
and fashion human lives
in your image and likeness.
Awaken in every heart
reverence for the work of your hands,
and renew among your people
a readiness to nurture and sustain
your precious gift of life.

Grant this through our Lord
Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in
the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God, for ever and ever.
Amen.

Made available from the USCCB Publishing Department | En Espanol

Prayer for Life Pdf | En Español

 

Prayer for Mothers 

Prayer:
Loving God,
as a mother gives life and nourishment to her children,
so you watch over your Church.
Bless our mother.
Let the example of her faith and love shine forth.
Grant that we, her family,
may honor her always
with a spirit of profound respect.

Grant this through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Excerpts from the English translation of Book of Blessings © 1988, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved.

Made available from the USCCB Publishing Department

Prayer for Mothers Pdf

 

Prayer for Teachers

This prayer card is directed toward teachers but applies to spiritual ministry of Natural Family Planning Teachers and Coordinators.

Prayer:
Lord God,
your spirit of wisdom fills the earth
and teaches us your ways.

Look upon these teachers.
Let them strive to share their knowledge
with gentle patience
and endeavor always to bring the truth to
eager minds.

Grant that they may follow Jesus Christ,
the way, the truth, and the life,
for ever and ever.
Amen.

Excerpts from the English translation of Book of Blessings © 1988, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved.

Made available from the USCCB Publishing Department

Prayer for Teachers Pdf

 



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