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Day Two: Novena to Our Lady of Good Help, Queen of Families February 2

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Please join us today, Day 2, of the Novena to Our Lady of Good Help-Queen of Families in praying for the Virtue of Faith.
Virtue of Faith

Noah and his wife were faithful servants of the Lord. They found favor with God by obeying His commands in a world that devalued marriage, the foundation of society. They navigated the deceptions and lies of their time by walking and conversing with the Lord. Noah heeded God’s warning to save his family by building the ark and enclosing them in its safety. He had faith in what the Lord was asking even when it seemed radical. Noah and his family were spared from the consequences of sin because they trusted in the Lord’s promises.

Our Struggles Today

We are drowning in a culture that denies the true nature and purpose of marriage and its unitive and procreative ends. Instead of trusting in God’s plan for our family, we choose our own path. As a result, marriages are strained and broken by the weight of sin. The Lord has promised He will never destroy the earth again by flood, yet we are left to navigate these rising waters of sinfulness.

Intercessory Prayer

Noah, beg of the Lord that He might strengthen families in the virtue of faith. May He help us seal any fractures in our marriages with the love of the Holy Spirit. May He help us to pass along to our children the truths of our Catholic Faith and the love of the Lord. Let us reaffirm our baptismal promises and marital covenant, and in so doing renew the face of the earth. May we be witnesses to the rainbow God has stretched across the sky showing His covenantal love for us. Noah, may we faithfully follow your example of trust and perseverance, sending forth our children to carry the Catholic Faith into the world.

Prayer of the Family: The Threshold of FaithGod, 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 virtue of faith in our families in order to teach our children what they should know for salvation.

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