Prayers for Family

Family life is a journey filled with thrills and adventure. Together with your family, you experience joys, hardships and challenges. If you aspire to make your family a “little domestic Church”, as St. John Chrysotom would call it, you will need the help of the Holy Spirit: with Its intervention, love can grow bigger in your home, a love that will make each of its members blossom and open up to one another. Prayer allows you to progress in your life as a parent, a child, a brother or a sister, and to build a happy, thriving, benevolent family. 

Papal Prayers for Families

Pope Francis’ Prayer for Families

“Jesus, Mary and Joseph, in you we contemplate the splendour of true love, to you we turn with trust.

Holy Family of Nazareth, grant that our families too may be places of communion and prayer, authentic schools of the Gospel and small domestic Churches.

Holy Family of Nazareth, may families never again experience violence, rejection and division: may all who have been hurt or scandalized find ready comfort and healing.

Holy Family of Nazareth, may the approaching Synod of Bishops
make us once more mindful of the sacredness and inviolability of the family, and its beauty in God’s plan.

Jesus, Mary and Joseph, graciously hear our prayer.


Prayer of John Paul II for Families

“Lord God, from you every family in heaven and on earth takes its name.

Father, you are Love and Life.

Through your Son, Jesus Christ, born of woman, and through the Holy Spirit, fountain of divine charity, grant that every family on earth may become for each successive generation a true shrine of life and love.

Grant that your grace may guide the thoughts and actions of husbands and wives for the good of their families and of all the families in the world.

Grant that the young may find in the family solid support for their human dignity and for their growth in truth and love.

Grant that love, strengthened by the grace of the sacrament of marriage, may prove mightier than all the weakness and trials through which our families sometimes pass.

Through the intercession of the Holy Family of Nazareth, grant that the Church may fruitfully carry out her worldwide mission in the family and through the family.

Through Christ our Lord, who is the Way, the Truth and the Life forever and ever. 


Intercessory Prayer for Families

“O God of goodness and mercy, to Your fatherly guidance we commend our family, our household and all our belongings. We commit all to Your love and keeping; fill this house with Your blessings as You filled the holy House of Nazareth with Your presence.

Keep far from us, above all else, the blemish of sin, that You alone reign in our midst by Your law, by Your most holy love and by the exercise of every Christian virtue. Let each one of us obey You, love You and set himself to follow in his own life Your example, that of Mary, Your Mother and our Mother most loving, and that of Your blameless guardian, Saint Joseph.

Protect us and our house from all evils and misfortunes, but grant that we may be ever resigned to Your divine will even in the sorrows which it shall please You to send us. Finally give unto all of us the grace to live in perfect harmony and in the fullness of love toward our neighbor. Grant that every one of us may deserve by a holy life the comfort of Your holy Sacraments at the hour of death. O Jesus, bless us and protect us.

O Mary, Mother of grace and of mercy, defend us against the wicked spirit, reconcile us with Your Son, commit us to His keeping, that we may be made worthy of His promises.

Saint Joseph, foster-father of our Savior, guardian of His holy Mother, head of the Holy Family, intercede for us, bless us and defend our home at all times.

Saint Michael, defend us against the wickedness and snares of the Devil. 

Saint Gabriel, make us understand the Holy Will of God.

Saint Raphael, preserve us from all sickness and from every danger to our lives.

Our holy Guardian Angels, keep our feet safely on the path of salvation both day and night.

Our holy Patrons, pray for us before the throne of God.

Bless this house, O God the Father, Who has created us; O God the Son, Who has suffered for us upon the holy Cross, and You , O Holy Spirit, who has sanctified us in holy Baptism. May the one God in three divine Persons preserve our bodies, purify our minds, direct our hearts and bring us all to everlasting life.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit..


Pray for the Joys and Hardships of Family Life

Family life is full of joy, but sometimes, it can also be painful: it is important that you accompany either occasion with prayer. 

Living together as a family means to always be open to one another, so let’s not forget to say prayers for other families, especially those who are going through hard times

Praying for families is important, but so is praying together with your family, particularly your kids: share this beautiful moment with them!

Entrust Your Family to the Love of God with Hozana

Hozana helps you grow your faith by offering you to join a wide variety of spiritual programs to accompany your devotional time! Discover the prayer communities dedicated to family on Hozana: say a novena to St. Ann for families, and entrust all the joys and hardships of family life to the saint. 

Join a program to help your kids pray, accompanied by Our Mother Mary, and more!