A Morning Prayer for the young on the Feast Holy Family


Let us pray

Loving Father,
we have received so much from you through our families.

Grant that we may be generous and loving at all times
to our parents, our sisters and brothers,
our friends and all who are close to us.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.


Short reading Deuteronomy 5:16

Honour your father and your mother,
as the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may have long life
and may prosper in the land that the Lord your God gives to you.

Prayers and Intercessions

The Son of the living God became the son of a human family.
Give peace to your people, peace on earth.

Jesus, Son of the Father, you were happy to grow as a child with the guidance of Mary and Joseph.
Give peace to your people, peace on earth.

You shaped the world from nothing, yet were known as the son of a carpenter: let whatever we make or do, be done with proper care. Give peace to your people, peace on earth.

Jesus, you grew up in the heart of your family, as son of Mary.

May we, and all the members of our families, live together in happiness.

Give peace to your people, peace on earth.

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread,

and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us,

and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

Let us pray

God our Father,

by being like Jesus, Mary and Joseph in their family life, may we enjoy happiness and fulfilment,

and when our families are affected by hardships, let these lead us to a fuller peace..

We make our prayer through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,

who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

God for ever and ever. Amen.

May the Lord bless us and keep us from all harm;
and may he lead us to eternal life. AMEN