Friday, December 30, 2011

Recourse To The Holy Family

Today the Church celebrates the Feast of the Holy Family. In this day and age when the family is under great attack, let us have recourse to the Holy Family of Nazareth, following their example of unity, simplicity and holiness.
One of our priests at Mass today gave this acronym for family to demonstrate the importance of family.


Prayer to the Holy Family
Lord Jesus Christ, 
who, being made subject to Mary and Joseph, 
didst consecrate domestic life 
by Thine ineffable virtues; 
grant that we, 
with the assistance of both,
may be taught by the example 
of Thy Holy Family 
and may attain to its everlasting fellowship.
Who livest and reignest forever. Amen.


Colleen said...

Karinann, thank you for the prayer. I love the acronym, too! Happy New Year! Hugs!

Karinann said...

Thanks Colleen. Happy New Year to you as well.
Hugs and many blessings in the coming year.

Michael said...

Love the acronym!

A happy and Blessed New Year to you!

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Best wishes to you and your family for the New Year.

God bless you always.

Clare Fran said...

Please provide me with the name of author of the icon: The Holy Family :)

Karinann said...

I was not able to find the author of the icon, but do know it is of Byzantine origin.

Closing Prayer

Psalm 45: Canticle of Love to the King

My heart overflows with a good theme;
I address my verses to the King;
My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
You are fairer than the sons of men;
Grace is poured upon Your lips;
Therefore God has blessed You forever.

Gird Your sword on Your thigh, O Mighty One,
In Your splendor and Your majesty!
And in Your majesty ride on victoriously,
For the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness;
Let Your right hand teach You awesome things.
Your arrows are sharp;
The peoples fall under You;
Your arrows are in the heart of the King’s enemies.

Your throne, O God, is forever and ever;
A scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom.
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You
With the oil of joy above Your fellows.
All Your garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia;
Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made You glad.
Kings’ daughters are among Your noble ladies;
At Your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir.