Young Native American family of three pose with a blanket wrapped around them

New Prayer for Families

As we begin another liturgical year with the first Sunday of Advent, our community will be praying a new parish prayer after each Mass. Last year’s prayer was the “Prayer for Victory in the War Against Drug Addiction”. (If you would like a copy of this prayer, please email us.)

This year’s focus is the family. Please join us in praying for strong and holy families in our community. Thank you!

Prayer for the Families of Ft. Belknap

Most Blessed Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
Your very existence is loving and receiving love
in perfect communion with each other.
Teach all families how to love and receive love
as selflessly as You do.

Bless and strengthen the union of each man and woman,
that together they may love, protect, and nurture the children they have,
and be a visible sign in this community of God’s faithfulness.

Defended by St. Michael the Archangel,
we cast out, in Jesus’ name,
all evil spirits who wish to destroy
human love and the family:
spirits of adultery, domestic abuse,
misdirected anger, child neglect,
abortion, and addiction.

Most Blessed Trinity,
endow all husbands, wives, fathers, mothers,
grandparents, and children in our community
with the gifts of faith, hope, and love.
And when it is our time to leave our families through death,
grant us everlasting life with You in Heaven.

Amen.


Photo credit: http://genetics.ncai.org/what-do-tribes-think-about-genetics-research.cfm

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3 Comments
  • Jill Dembroff
    Posted at 16:12h, 28 November Reply

    Beautiful prayer for all families everywhere. Bless you!

  • Dawn Bishop-Moore
    Posted at 10:15h, 01 March Reply

    I see Ash Wed. Services in Hays @9:00 am in Hays, 12:00 at Ft. Belknap. Are there any Evening services for working people in the Hays & Lodge Pole areas that cannot make those times?

    Thank you,

    • St. Paul Mission Church
      Posted at 10:57h, 01 March Reply

      Sorry, not this year.

      Ash Wednesday is not a Holy Day of Obligation, and ashes aren’t necessary for a Holy Lent. Greater prayer, fasting, and almsgiving are what make it holy, so let’s focus on those over the next 40 days 🙂

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