Sunday, August 14, 2011

Prayer for families





Almighty God, our heavenly Father, who settest the solitary in families: We commend to thy continual care the homes in which thy people dwell. Put far from them, we beseech thee, every root of bitterness, the desire of vainglory, and the pride of life. Fill them with faith, virtue, knowledge, temperance, patience, godliness. Knit together in constant affection those who, in holy wedlock, have been made one flesh. Turn the hearts of the parents to the children, and the hearts of the children to the parents; and so enkindle fervent charity among us all, that we may evermore be kindly affectioned one to another; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


The Book of Common Prayer

1 comment:

Emma said...

Here in Chicago we use Shane Claiborne's updated version of The Book of Common Prayer every morning and night. We love the unity it brings to the house, and the consistent reminder to pray in community!