CONSECRATION OF THE FAMILY TO JESUS, MARY AND JOSEPH

 

    Heavenly Father, You have given us a model of life in the Holy Family of Nazareth.  Help us, Oh Loving Father, to make our family another Nazareth where love, peace and joy reign.  May our lives be deeply contemplative, intensely Eucharistic, and vibrant with joy.  Help us to stay together in joy and sorrow through family prayer.

    As fathers and husbands, we consecrate ourselves to Saint Joseph as holy guardians, humble servants, and courageous protectors of our families.  As mothers and wives, we consecrate ourselves to Mary, our Loving Mother, as examples of purity, gentleness and self sacrificing love for our families.  As children, we consecrate ourselves to the Child Jesus, as we promise to be cheerful, obedient, and chaste.

    Most Holy Hearts of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, united in perfect love, as you look upon us with mercy and caring, we consecrate our hearts, our lives, our family to You.

    We know the beautiful example of your home in Nazareth was meant to be a model for each of our families.  We hope to have, with Your help, the unity and strong, enduring love that you Jesus, Mary and Joseph have for one another.  May our home be filled with joy.  May sincere affection, patience, tolerance and mutual respect be freely given to all.  May our prayers be filled with the needs of others, not just ourselves and may we always be close to You.

    May the Sacred Heart of Jesus make our hearts meek and humble like His and may He help us to carry out our family duties in a holy way.

    Immaculate Heart of Mary, cause of our joy, mediatrix of all grace, pray for us.

    Holy St. Joseph, sweet and powerful intercessor, protector and guardian of our families and of our hearts, pray for us.

    Keep our family close to your Hearts; may Your special protection be with us always.

    Amen.