Prayer for Family Peace

Holy Family holy card, University of Dayton Libraries (1890)

Keep us, Lord, from pettiness. Let us be thoughtful in world and deed. Help us put away pretense and face each other in deep trust without fear or self-pity. Let us be done with fault findings and be quick to discover the best in every situation. Guard us from ill-temper and hasty judgement. Encourage us to take time for all things to grow calm, serene and gentle. Help us to be swift with kind words. Teach us never to ignore, never to hurt, never to take each other for granted. Engrave charity and compassion on our hearts. Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us.

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