Prayer for Marriage and the Family

Let us pray in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

Lord God, Almighty God and Father, we pray to you for the protection of marriage and the family. Please send your Holy Spirit upon us to give us strength and courage to witness the truths of your plan for marriage, procreation and the family. We pray that you provide us with worthy hearts to advocate with faith and charity and with respect for the dignity of every human person. We pray this with confidence in the name of Your Son, Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

A Litany For Marriage and the Family

Holy Mother of God, Pray for us
Mother of divine grace, Pray for us
Mother of good counsel, Pray for us
Lady of the families of earth, Pray for us
Mirror of justice, Pray for us
Seat of wisdom, Pray for us
Joy of all who sorrow, Pray for us
Life-giving spring, Pray for us
Refuge of sinners, Pray for us
Searcher for the lost, Pray for us
Comforter of the afflicted, Pray for us
Help of Christians, Pray for us
Spouse of God the Holy Spirit, Pray for us
Our Lady of Guadalupe, patroness of the Americas, Pray for us
Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, patroness of the United States, Pray for us
Our Lady of the Wayside, patroness of California Pray for us
St. Joseph the Betrothed and Protector of the Church, patron of married couples and of Catholics for the Common Good, Pray for us
St. Valentine, martyr and protector of the betrothed, and patron of happy marriages, Pray for us
St. Thomas More, patron of difficult marriages and large families Pray for us
St. Monica, mother of St. Augustine, and patroness of difficult marriages and married women, Pray for us
St Francis of Assisi, patron of Catholic Action, Pray for us
Pope John Paul II, inspiration for Catholics for the Common Good and defender of marriage and the family, Pray for us.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, Pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end.