Powerful Prayers To Create A Holy Family

Consecration To The Holy Family, The Terrestrial Trinity
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O Jesus, our most loving Redeemer, who, having come to enlighten the world with Thy teaching and example, didst will to pass the greater part of Thy life in humility and subjection to Mary and Joseph in the poor home of Nazareth, thus sanctifying the Family that was to be an example for all Christian families, graciously receive our family as it dedicates and Consecrates itself to Thee this day. Do Thou protect us, guard us and establish amongst us Thy Holy Fear, true peace and concord in Christian love: in order that by living according to the Divine pattern of Thy family we may be able, all of us without exception, to attain to eternal happiness.

O Mary, dearest Mother of Jesus and Spiritual Mother of all humanity, by Thy loving and maternal intercession, obtain for our family the tremendous blessing of habitually remaining in the good graces of Thy divine Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. May our humble home, O good Mother, become Thy habitual dwelling, that Thou might be truly present, with Thine Glorified Body, whenever we come together, as a family, to pray Thy prayer, the Holy Rosary. Clothe each of us with Thy Mantle, and keep us far from sin and vice by laying bare the snares and subtle traps that are set for us by the Evil One and his minions. Being our Spiritual Mother, we humbly beseech Thee to assist us, both individually and as a family, along the path of Holiness and Sanctification. We pledge, as a family, to strive to recite Thy prayer – the Holy Rosary – each day, as a concrete sign of our dedication to Thee, and as a continual act of thanksgiving for Thine unending spiritual and material aid. Having Consecrated our family entirely to Thee, O Holy Virgin, mayest Thou carry out, to the fullest Thine maternal role as Mediatrix of all grace and mercy, that we may never find ourselves in want for anything. Finally, we earnestly beseech Thee, in union with Thy Divine Spouse, the Holy Spirit, please purge our hearts of all sinful and inordinate desires and attachments, that our hearts might be open and prepared for Thou to givest birth to the image of Thine Divine Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ, in our souls; that we might become by grace what Christ is by nature.
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O Saint Joseph, most holy Guardian of the Redeemer and His holy Mother, Mary, help us by Thy prayers in all our spiritual and temporal needs; may we be enabled to praise our divine Savior Jesus, together with Mary and Thee, for all eternity. We takest Thee to be the supreme model and exemplar of one who is perfectly Consecrated to Jesus through Mary, and this through Thine espousal of the Blessed Virgin, Thine earthly Bride. May we imitate Thy sublime example, and spiritually espouse the Immaculate Heart of Mary, that our hearts, perfectly united with Mary’s most Holy Heart, might beat in a perfect union of love with and for the Sacred and Eucharistic Heart of Jesus for all time and eternity.
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(Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be x3)
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Amen.
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FAMILY CONSECRATION TO THE HOLY FACE OF JESUS
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O Lord Jesus, we believe most firmly in Thee, we love Thee. Thou art the Eternal Son of God and the Son Incarnate of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Thou art the Lord and Absolute Ruler of all creation. We acknowledge Thee, therefore, as the Universal Sovereign of all creatures. Thou art the Lord and Supreme Ruler of all mankind, and we, in acknowledging this, Thy dominion, consecrate ourselves to Thee now and forever. Loving Jesus, we place our family under the protection of Thy Holy Face, and of Thy Virgin Mother, Mary most sorrowful. We promise to be faithful to Thee for the rest of our lives and to observe with fidelity Thy Holy Commandments. We will never deny before men, Thee and Thy Divine rights over us and all mankind. Grant us the grace to never sin again; nevertheless, should we fail, O Divine Savior, have mercy on us and restore us to Thy grace. Radiate Thy Divine Countenance upon us and bless us now and forever. Embrace us at the hour of death in Thy Kingdom for all eternity, through the intercession of Thy Blessed Mother, of all thy Saints who behold Thee in Heaven, and the just who glorify Thee on earth, O Jesus, be mindful of us forever and never forsake us; protect our family. O Mother of Sorrows, by the eternal glory which thou dost enjoy in Heaven, through the merits of thy bitter anguish in the Sacred Passion of thy Beloved Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, obtain for us the grace that the Precious Blood shed by Jesus for the redemption of our souls, be not shed for us in vain. We love thee, O Mary. Embrace us and bless us, O Mother. Protect us in life and in death. Amen.
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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.
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PRAYER OF AN EXPECTANT MOTHER
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Almighty God, in Thy wisdom Thou hast entrusted to me a soul to rear for Thy honor and glory. It is a great responsibility. I am proud and a little afraid, but I trust in Thy fatherly goodness and the intercession of the Mother of Jesus, who knew all the hopes and fears of one who expects a child. 
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Dear God, give me courage and fortitude when I need it. Let my child be born strong and healthy and with the disposition for wanting to become a Saint. Good Saint Elizabeth, cousin of our Lady and mother of John the Baptist, pray for me and the child to come. 
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Mary, most pure Virgin and Mother of God, I remind thee of the blessed moment when thou didst see for the first time thy newly born Child and folded Him in thy arms. Through this joy of thy maternal heart, obtain for me the grace that I and my child may be protected from all danger.
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Mary, Mother of my Saviour, I remind thee of the unspeakable joy you felt when, after three days of painful seeking, thou again didst find thy Divine Son. Through this joy, obtain for me the grace to worthily bring into the world the child He didst create for me and his father. 
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Most glorious Virgin Mary, I remind thee of the heavenly joy that flooded thy maternal heart when thy Son appeared to thee after His Resurrection. Through this great joy, obtain for my child the blessings of holy Baptism, so that my child may be admitted to the Church, the Mystical Body of thy Divine Son, and to the company of all the Saints. Amen. 
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PRAYER FOR A MOTHER’S CHILDREN 
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Holy Mary, Mother of God, help me in all my problems. Teach me patience and wisdom. Show me how to train my children to be worthy children of God. Let me be kind and loving, but keep me from foolish indulgence. 
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Pray for my children, dear Mother. Keep them from all danger, especially from spiritual danger. Help them to become virtuous citizens of their own country, but let them not forget the Kingdom of God. 
Jesus of Bethlehem, make my children love each other and their home. Help them to work and pray together in holy peace. 
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Holy Family of Nazareth, be with us all, father, mother and children, every day of our lives. 
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Dear Guardian Angels, I humbly greet thee, faithful Guardian Angels of my children. I give thee heartfelt thanks for all the love and goodness you show them. Someday I shall repay your care for them with thanks more worthy than I can now give, and before the whole heavenly court shall acknowledge their debt of gratitude to thy guidance and protection. Continue to watch over them. Provide for all their needs of body and soul. Pray also for me, for my husband, and for my whole family, that we may all one day rejoice in thy blessed company in Heaven. Amen. 
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Our Lady of Providence, my Queen and my Mother, to thee I confide the children God has entrusted to me. While they are small, provide for them safety of body, mind and heart. When I shall no longer be with them, when the responsibilities and greater temptations of life shall be theirs, then, O my Lady, pray for my sons and daughters. Continue to be the Mother of Providence. 
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Above all, my Queen, be with my children when the Angel of Death hovers near. I beg thee to take my children into eternity in the arms of thy loving providence so that forever they may praise the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen. 
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FOR FIDELITY IN A MOTHER’S VOCATION 
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Dear God, give me the grace to appreciate the dignity of motherhood, which Thou hast been pleased to bestow upon me, and to fulfill its duties according to Thy Will. By my prayers and good example, may I lead my husband and my children closer to Thy Sacred Heart. Make me a devoted wife to my husband and a good mother to my children after the example of the Blessed Virgin Mary. 
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Almighty God, I thank Thee for the blessed care and protection with which Thou hast embraced my family. I humbly submit to Thy decrees and resign myself to Thy Pivine Providence. I grasp Thy guiding hand, and I shall never follow my own ways lest they lead me astray. Thy good pleasure shall be my happiness; Thy commandments shall be my only rule of conduct. Thy Will shall be my will, and Thy service shall be the object of all my desires. 
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Lord, grant me peace of mind because of my trust in Thy Providence, an unwavering and cheerful courage founded on my faith in Thy tremendous love, faithfulness to duty resulting from a constant awareness of Thy presence, and a firm hope of eternal reward. 
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Through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, I implore Thy blessing upon my family that we all may serve Thee faithfully in this life and deserve to be reunited in the eternal happiness of Thy heavenly Kingdom. Amen.
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FOR THE CONVERSION OF A CHILD 
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Heart of Jesus, I humbly kneel before Thee, adoring Thee as the Heart of my Lord and my God. Pardon the sins by which I have offended Thee and rendered myself unworthy of Thy blessings. For Thine Own sake, for the honor and glory of Thine infinite mercy, listen to my prayer for grace and salvation for my child who has strayed. From all eternity Thou hast loved him (her); have mercy on him (her) now. Thou wantest my son (daughter) to be converted and live. Effect in him (her) what Thou haast decreed. From the Cross Thou drew all to Thyself; loosen the bonds in which he (she) lies chained. Thou hast bought him (her) at a great price; take possession of Thy property. Lead him (her) to the fountain of pardon and grace which Thou hast opened in Thy Church that he (she) may receive new life. 
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Heart of Jesus, listen to the prayers of Thy Blessed Mother and of Thy Saints for this my child. Listen to my prayers, for Thou canst not hear unmoved a mother’s prayer for her child. Grant me what is dearest to me on earth, the salvation of my child, and I will eternally praise Thy Holy Name. Amen.
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PRAYER TO SAINT JOSEPH TO MAKE OUR FAMILY A FAMILY OF SAINTS 
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St. Vincent Ferrer relates that a pious merchant was accustomed to give dinner every Christmas Day to three poor persons — a man, a woman, and a child — intending to honor thereby the Holy Family. As the merchant lay on his deathbed, Jesus appeared to him, along with Mary and Joseph, and said to him in his sleep: “Since you so often gave us to eat on Christmas Day, you shall now be our guest in Heaven.” The merchant awoke much refreshed, and inundated with spiritual joy; he fell asleep in the Lord shortly after, dying the death of the Just.
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Glorious Saint Joseph! Thou to whom God confided the care of the two persons He most loved on earth, forget not that we too have been entrusted to thy care. 
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Thou who art our protector and our Father, deign to take our interests into thy own hands, but above all, watch over all that concerns our souls. 
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O virtuous guardians of the Holy Family, by thy powerful intercession, make us a family of saints. And since to merit thy favors, we must strive to imitate thy virtues, obtain for us all a sincere will to walk in thy footsteps and to be like thee, full of love for Jesus and Mary and faithful to all our other duties. 
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O beloved head of the Holy Family, graciously hear us.
(Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be)
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Signal Graces obtained through St. Joseph’s intercession
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In Mary of Agreda’s City of God, we learn the following consoling revelations:
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• “First, those who invoke him shall obtain from God, by his intercession, the gift of chastity, and shall not be conquered by the temptation of the senses;
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• Secondly, they shall receive particular graces to deliver them from sin;
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• Thirdly, they shall obtain a true devotion to the Blessed Virgin;
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• Fourthly, they shall have a good and happy death, and in that all-decisive moment be defended against the assaults of Satan;
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• Fifthly, they shall be delivered when expedient for them, from bodily sufferings, and shall find help in their afflictions;
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• Sixthly, if married, they shall be blessed with offspring;
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• Seventhly, the demons shall have extreme dread of the glorious name of St. Joseph.
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With so many graces to be obtained through his powerful intercession, let us not tarry nor hesitate in asking humbly for the protection and aid of dear St. Joseph, Terror of demons!
Thou art too jealous of the glory of God and our salvation to refuse to receive our prayers.
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THE IMPORTANCE OF THE FAMILY ROSARY
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This article is taken from the booklet “Our Glorious Faith and How To Lose It” written by Fr. Hugh Thwaites, S.J. It contains different stories of how we can lose our faith but this paper will deal only with the Holy Rosary. Fr. Thwaites’ words on this subject are as follows: Without delay now, I want to talk about my theme. It seems to me that a principal cause of the loss of faith is the dropping off in the practice of the family rosary.
In Austria, after World War II, there was a complete collapse of vocations. One year, apparently, no one at all entered the seminaries. So the bishops held a synod, to find out how it could be that this had happened. The conclusion they reached was that the war had so disrupted family life that the centuries-old practice of the rosary in the home had stopped, and had just not started up again. This is my experience, too; when the rosary goes, the faith soon collapses. I remember someone telling me of a friend of his, a great Catholic, the pillar of the parish, whose children had all lapsed, one after the other. They had all fallen away from the sacraments and from attending Mass. So I said to him, “I wouldn’t mind betting that your friend had been brought up to recite the family rosary when he was a boy, and that his children haven’t.” The next time I saw him, he said that this was indeed true. His friend had recited the family rosary at home when he was a boy, and when he had got married and started his own family they all said the rosary. But then, one evening when they were about to start the rosary, one of the children switched on the television, and that was that. The custom of the family rosary was dropped, and in due course, they gave up the practice of the faith. After this life, that one unrebuked action will be seen to have affected the eternity of many people. God sent His Mother to Fatima to tell us that we had to say the rosary every day. There were no other prayers She asked us to say. Accordingly, we should do what She asked. A layman I met once who did not say his rosary told me that he read the breviary every day. That is fine. It is what priests have to do. It is the prayer of the Church. So in a way it is better than the rosary. But it is not what Our Lady asked for. She asked for the rosary. If a mother sends her child to the shop for a bottle of milk, and he comes back instead with ice cream, is she pleased? In a way, ice cream is better than milk, but it is not what she asked for. In that most holy home at Nazareth, do you think that Our Lady had to ask for anything twice? If we want in any way to be like Jesus, we must do what His Mother asks. If we do not, can we expect things to go right? We cannot with impunity disobey the Mother of God. She knows better than we the dangers of this spiritual warfare. She sees more clearly than we do the dangers that beset us. She warns us: You must say your rosary every day. If the garage mechanic warns you that your car needs repairing or else it will break down, surely you would heed that warning. If the gas gauge warns you that you need more gas, do you do nothing about it? And if Our Lady comes to Fatima and tells us, not just once but six times, that we must say the rosary every day, do we disregard that warning? If we do, we have only ourselves to blame when we find that our children have lapsed from the faith.
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I know that Fatima is only a private revelation, but nevertheless the Church has endorsed it, and that makes it rash for us to disregard it. If the Church informs us that Our Lady really did come to Fatima and tell us these things, then we must harken to her words. It really seems to me that those Catholics who do not take Fatima seriously and say the rosary every day in their homes are very akin to the Jews who laughed at Jeremiah. If God sends us His prophets and we do not take them seriously – well, we have the whole of the Old Testament to tell us what happens as a result. But at Fatima, God sent us, not His prophets, but His Immaculate Mother. So I think that the abandonment of the family rosary is a main reason why so many Catholics have lost the faith. It seems to me that the Church of the future is going to consist solely of those families who have been faithful to the rosary. But there will be vast numbers of people whose families used to be Catholic. In my work of going round visiting homes, I have seen this conclusion borne out time and again. Homes can be transformed by starting the recitation of the daily rosary. I remember a woman telling me that she could not thank me enough for having nagged her into starting it; it had united her family as never before. And I remember another home where I called. There was a strange tension there: the children were silent and the wife seemed withdrawn, but the husband was willing to start the family rosary. When I called back again a couple of months later, the atmosphere was quite different. The children were chatty and the wife was friendly, and the husband walked down the road with me afterwards and said how amazing it was that the home was so much happier. One reason, I think, why the daily rosary makes for a happy home, is this. From what some possessed people have said, and from what some of the saints have said, it seems certain that demons fear the rosary. It makes their hair stand on end, so to speak. Holy water certainly drives them out, but they come back again. The daily rosary drives them out and keeps them out. It is rather like living in an old house where there are mice everywhere. The only way to get rid of them is to bring cats. If you get a couple of cats, after a week or two there simply will not be any more mice. Mice fear the very smell of cats. And in a home where the rosary is said every day, after a time the demons realize they are impotent in front of Our Lady, and go elsewhere. This must be one reason why, as they say, “the family that prays together stays together.” In that home, utterly free of evil spirits, there is an atmosphere one does not find outside. In a demon-infested city like London, where I live, such a home is an oasis of God’s grace, and people find a comfort and peace there which they enjoy greatly. We human beings are not meant to live in the company of demons, but with God and with the angels and saints in heaven. So, as I see it, in this effort we are making to keep the faith and pass it on, the practice of the rosary is absolutely indispensable. Whatever else a person may do, even though they go to Mass every day, they still need to say the rosary in their home. It is the medicine our Mother has told us to take, to keep our faith strong and healthy.

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