The saying goes: “A family that prays together remains united.”
Yes, prayer is vital to a family life marked by unity and is the surest way to keep everyone together, no matter what crisis arises along the way.
St. Teresa of Calcutta also knew this and asked families to pray daily. She even composed a prayer that can be made by families daily. If you are looking for something new to add to your daily prayer time, try the following prayer:
Father in Heaven,
The Lord gave us a model of life
through the Holy Family of Nazareth.
Help us, O loving father,
to make our family another Nazareth,
where love, peace and joy reign.
Help us to be united by family prayer,
in joy and sorrow.
Teach us to see Jesus in the members of our families,
especially in their most distressing disguises.
That the Eucharistic heart of Jesus
make our hearts humble like his
and help us fulfill our family duties
in a sacred way.
That we love each other
as God loves each of us,
more and more every day.
May we forgive one another’s faults
how the Lord forgives our sins.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us.
Saint Joseph, pray for us.
Holy Guardian Angels, always be with us
to guide and protect us.