Lord Jesus, only Begotten Son of the Father,
You became Man
and sanctified the human family with your presence.
We commend to your care and protection
the cause of marriage and family life.
May the peace which reigned in your earthly home
take possession of all hearts and abide in all families.
Confirm all men and women in the truth
so we may recognise what is good and right
and reject all that hinders life
and the true flourishing of humanity.
Guide the hearts of all citizens
that we may witness to the truth
in forming the laws governing our society.
Bless those who work for the protection
of marriage, family and life.
Pour out your grace upon us,
for in your Blood we are redeemed.