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Day 4: Novena for Families, Gift of Wisdom

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Day 4: Novena for Families, Gift of Wisdom

Join The National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help, America’s Marian Apparition Site, on the fourth 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 (www.shrineofourladyofgoodhelp.com) 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 4: Novena for Families, Gift of Wisdom

Day 4 Intercessory Prayer: Gift of Wisdom

Saints Anne and Joachim, request of your divine Grandson that He strengthen the gift of wisdom in our families. Pray that our eyes be opened to see the veiled jewels we have in the aged. Pray that we recognize the irreplaceable role grandparents have in the vitality and heritage of the domestic church. Intercede on our behalf that we might uphold the dignity of the elderly and consider it an honor to care for them until life’s natural end. May this work of mercy flow spontaneously from the hearts of our children and be made manifest in their concern for the aged.

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 wisdom in our families in order to teach our children what they should know for salvation.

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