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Prayer and the Holy Family

Litany of the Holy Family

Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.
God, the Father of heaven, have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.
God, the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy on us.

(“Pray for us” is repeated as indicated by “…”)

Jesus, Mary and Joseph, …
Jesus, Mary and Joseph, most worthy of our veneration, …
Jesus, Mary and Joseph, called “the Holy Family” from all time, …
Jesus, Mary and Joseph, son, mother, and head of the Holy Family, …
Jesus, Mary and Joseph, divine child, pure spouse, and chaste spouse, …
Jesus, Mary and Joseph, restorers of fallen families, …
Jesus, Mary and Joseph, image of the Blessed Trinity here on earth, …
Holy Family, tested by the greatest of difficulties, …
Holy Family, with much suffering on the journey to Bethlehem, …
Holy Family, without a welcome in Bethlehem, …
Holy Family, visited by the poor shepherds, …
Holy Family, obliged to live in a stable, …
Holy Family, praised by the Angels, …
Holy Family, venerated by the wise men from the East, …
Holy Family, greeted by the pious Simeon in the temple, …
Holy Family, persecuted and exiled to a foreign country, …
Holy Family, hidden and unknown in Nazareth, …
Holy Family, faithful in the observance of divine laws, …
Holy Family, perfect model of the Christian family, …
Holy Family, center of peace and concord, …
Holy Family, whose protector is a model of paternal care, …
Holy Family, whose mother is a model of maternal diligence, …
Holy Family, whose Divine Child is a model of filial obedience, …
Holy Family, poor in material goods, but rich in divine blessings, …
Holy Family, as nothing in the eyes of men, but so great in heaven, …
Holy Family, our support in life and our hope in death, …
Holy Family, patron and protector of our Family, …

Jesus, Mary and Joseph, pray for us.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.
Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.

Let us pray.
O God of infinite goodness and kindness, who has deigned to call us to this Family, give us the grace to venerate Jesus, Mary and Joseph, so that, imitating them in this life, we may enjoy with them the life to come. We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

 

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