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08feb11:00 am12:00 pmDay 8: Novena for Families, Gift of Knowledge

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Day 8: Novena for Families, Gift of Knowledge

Join The National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help, America’s Marian Apparition Site, on this eighth 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 8: Novena for Families, Gift of Knowledge

Day 8 Intercessory Prayer: Gift of Knowledge

Blesseds Luigi and Maria, your extraordinary approach to family as the pinnacle of joy is a beacon of light to us. Obtain for us from God the gift of knowledge so we may always give our faith and families first priority. Pray that we will guide our children as they face the uncertainties of our time. Let your generous example teach us to open our hearts and homes to those in need, acting as a channel of God’s love for all his children, especially the displaced. In this age of materialism, remind us of the importance of appreciating everything from the “roof up.”

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

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