Day 285: The Nature of the Family (2201-2206)

Prayer by Fr. Mike: “Father in Heaven, in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ, we ask you to please be with us. Please hear our prayers, and be with us in our need, be with us in our confusion, be with us in our understanding. And Lord, if we have hesitant hearts, if we have a reluctance to say yes to you with freedom and with joy, we ask you to please meet us in that hesitation. Meet us in that reluctance. And if we are excited, if we are grateful and joyful over your teaching, we ask you to please help us be humble in our joy. Help us be humble in this conviction of the truth of knowing what is the nature of the family. You invented the family. God, you invented the concept of family. And you also have called us to live in a certain way as we are called to be part of a Christian family. So we ask you to please send us your Holy Spirit so that we can not only know this, but to live this. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen”