Day 6: Novena for Families, Gift of Piety Join The National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help, America’s Marian Apparition Site, on this sixth day of
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Day 6: Novena for Families, Gift of Piety
Day 6 Intercessory Prayer: Gift of Piety
Saints Mary and Joseph, because of your love for God, you humbly assented to the angel’s appeal without regard for the cost. Your loving obedience serves as a model for all. Please pray that the gift of piety be strengthened in us. By loving God completely, we will appreciate more fully both our inheritance in the kingdom of God and the privilege of nurturing the should in our care. May we become families of dignity and love in which our children might grow and willingly join themselves to your Son’s saving mission.
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 piety in our families in order to teach our children what they should know for salvation.
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