We thank you, Lord Jesus,
you who in becoming man,
chose to belong to a human family,
teach families the virtues
which filled with light
the family home of Nazareth.
May families always be united,
as you and the Father are one,
and may they be living witnesses
to love, justice and solidarity;
make them schools of respect,
forgiveness and mutual help,
so that the world may be believe.
Help them to be sources of vocations
to the priesthood and the consecrated life,
and all forms of firm Christian commitment.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Pope John Paul II