Catholic Diocese of the
Australian Defence Force

Serving those who serve the Nation

Prayer for the Synod

Prayer for the Synod on the Family

– 4th to 25th October 2015

Jesus, Mary and Joseph, In you we

contemplate the splendour of true love,

In you we turn with trust.

Holy Family of Nazareth,

grant that our families too

may be places of communion and prayer,

authentic schools of the Gospel and small domestic churches.

Holy Family of Nazareth,

may families never again experience violence, rejection and division:

may all who have been hurt or scandalised find ready comfort and healing.

Holy Family of Nazareth, may the approaching Synod of Bishops

make us once more mindful of the sacredness of the family

and its beauty in God’s plan.

Jesus, Mary and Joseph,

Graciously hear our prayer.

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. Amen

The beauty in God's Plan

The beauty in God’s Plan