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Pope Francis Calls for Renewed Prayers for Synod on the Family

PopeMobile(Vatican Radio) At a rain-soaked General Audience on Wednesday, March 25th, Pope Francis called for renewed prayers for the upcoming Synod of Bishops on the Family.  To renew this prayer, Pope Francis offered a special prayer for the upcoming Synod, in which he led the crowd.

“This prayer for the Synod on the Family is for the good of everyone. I know that this morning you were given a little prayer card, which you have in your hands. It might be a little wet. I invite you to hold on to it and keep it with you, so that in the coming months you can recite it often, with holy insistence, as Jesus has asked us. Now, let us say it together:

Jesus, Mary and Joseph,

In you we contemplate the splendour of true love,
We turn to you with confidence.

Holy Family of Nazareth,

Make our families, also, places of communion and cenacles of prayer,
authentic schools of the Gospel, and little domestic Churches.

Holy Family of Nazareth,

May our families never more experience violence, isolation, and division:
May anyone who was wounded or scandalize rapidly experience consolation and healing.

Holy Family of Nazareth,

May the upcoming Synod of Bishops re-awaken in all an awareness
of the sacred character and inviolability of the family, its beauty in the project of God.

Jesus, Mary and Joseph,

Hear and answer our prayer.

Amen.

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