Marriage Prayer


Heavenly Father,
through the intercession of the Holy Family,
Help us treasure the gift of marriage that
reflects the love of Christ for the Church,
where the self-giving love
of husband and wife
unites them more perfectly and
cooperates in your plan for
new life created in your image.

Help us support men and women
in their vocation of marriage,
especially in difficult times when
they join their sufferings to the Cross.

Help us uphold the institution of marriage
in our society as the place where
love is nurtured and family life begins.

Help us acknowledge that our future
depends on this love and on your
providential care for us. Amen.

Please pray daily for the vocation of marriage.

Nihil Obstat: Reverend Mark O’Connell, J.C.D.
Imprimatur: Sean Cardinal O’Malley, OFM, Cap
Archbishop of Boston
May 15, 2007