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Monday, November 5, 2012

Pray for Marriages (In defense of)

Greetings Prayer Warriors,

As we see even the definition of marriage under attack, let us pray for the protection of marriage as God created it.  I found this prayer and ask that you pray it often, or at least on Mondays.  J

Let marriage be honored among all.  Hebrews 13:4
Prayer in Defense of Marriage*
God our Father, we give you thanks
for the gift of marriage: the bond of life and love,
and the font of the family.
The love of husband and wife enriches your Church with children,
fills the world with a multitude of spiritual fruitfulness and service,
and is the sign of the love of your Son, Jesus Christ, for his Church.
The grace of Jesus flowed forth at Cana at the
request of the Blessed Mother. May your Son,
through the intercession of Mary, pour out upon us
a new measure of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit
as we join with all people of good will
to promote and protect the unique beauty of marriage.
May your Holy Spirit enlighten our society
to treasure the heroic love of husband and wife,
and guide our leaders to sustain and protect
the singular place of mothers and fathers
in the lives of their children.
Father, we ask that our prayers
be joined to those of the Virgin Mary,
that your Word may transform our service
so as to safeguard the incomparable splendor of marriage.
We ask all these things through Christ our Lord, Amen.

Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us.

Woman is not independent of man or man of woman in the Lord.  For just as woman came from man, so man is born of woman; but all things are from God. 1 Corinthians 11:11-12

Peace, Joy, and Love,

Encourage others to pray.  Pass it on.