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03feb11:00 am12:00 pmDay 3: Novena for Families, Gift of Counsel

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Day 3: Novena for Families, Gift of Counsel

Join The National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help, America’s Marian Apparition Site, on this, the third day of our nine-day Novena to Our Lady of Good Help: Queen of Families. Pray remotely from wherever you are as you listen to Relevant Radio by receiving the daily prayer intention of the Novena to Our Lady of Good Help: Queen of Families. Go to our website ( and sign up to receive the daily prayer intention of this and other Novenas, or come pray with us during our daily 11:00 AM (CST) Mass time.

Day 3: Novena for Families, Gift of Counsel

Day 3 Intercessory Prayer: Gift of Counsel

Abraham and Sarah, please petition that God might give the gift of counsel to all families. Pray that this gift helps spouses serve the Lord by protecting the blessings of children they receive in their families. Intercede, also, that this counsel be a comfort to those who struggle with infertility. May we open our hearts and domestic churches to God’s loving plan, trusting in His design for us, whatever it may be. Let us invite the Trinity into our marriages and be guided in making selfless decisions concerning life.

Prayer of the Family: The Threshold of Faith

God, our loving Father and Creator, You invite families to participate in Your unique plan for salvation by entrusting to us the lives of our children, inscribing Your Divine image in their souls. This image or “icon” illuminates our families with Your face, transfiguring our homes into domestic churches. You stand at our thresholds knocking, waiting for us to throw open our doors and invite You to enter more fully into our family life. Let us not ignore Your repeated knocking, but welcome You, embracing the graces You wish to give. May these graces enable us to pass on the gift of our Catholic Faith to our children, giving them what they need for salvation and growth in holiness. It is from the threshold of our domestic church that our families will bring glory to You and hope to the world.

Our Lady of Good Help, Queen of Heaven, implore your Son to strengthen the gift of counsel in our families in order to teach our children what they should know for salvation.

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