Prayer for the National Day of Prayer for the African American & African Family
February 3, 2013
Bless us one by one and keep our hearts and minds ixed on higher ground. Help us to live for you and not for ourselves, and may we cherish and proclaim the gift of life. Bless our parents, guardians and grandparents, relatives and friends.
Give us the amazing grace to be the salt of the earth and the light of the world. Help us, as Your children, to live in such a way that the beauty and greatness of authentic love is reflected in all that we say and do.
Give a healing anointing to those less fortunate, especially the motherless, the fatherless, the broken, the sick and the lonely. Bless our departed family members and friends. May they be led into the light of Your dwelling place where we will never grow old, where we will share the fullness of redemption and shout the victory for all eternity.
This we ask in the Precious Name of Jesus, our Savior and Blessed Assurance. Amen. Holy Mary, Mother of Our Families, pray for us.
Prayer composed by
FR. JIM GOODE, OFM,
(Founder, 1989, of the National Day of Prayer for the African American and African Family)
How to Celebrate This Day
- Worship together at the Eucharistic Table and pray as a family on the National Day of Prayer for the African American and African Family.
- Celebrate a meal together and tell your family story.
- Set aside some time to read the family Bible.
- Say a prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, for the needs of all families throughout the world.
- Make a family resolution no matter how big or small, on the National Day of Prayer for the
African American and African Family. Strive to fulfill that resolution throughout the year.
- Join in SOLIDARITY with our African sisters and brothers in the Motherland, as we pray for their needs and their families.