Open the Door of Faith

A Catechist’s Prayer

Father of all families, you have called me to serve the
family in truth and love as a catechist. May I be faithful
to this call, rooted in your Word, and open to the gifts
of the Holy Spirit.

May I use these gifts, especially the gifts of faith,
hope, and love, to serve the family as a witness to
you, who are love and life and the source and destiny
of all families.

Let your Spirit enlighten my mind and strengthen my
heart so that I can be a path of Christ’s love to families,
especially those in need, the homebound and aged,
the disabled and disheartened.

Through the intercession of Mary and Joseph, I pray
for the Church, the Bride of Christ, whose mission to
build a civilization of love passes through the family.


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