DAY SEVEN: Wednesday 7th Feb

InterFaith Day7DAY SEVEN: Wednesday 7th Feb
Focus: FAMILIES

We pray that parents put their hearts, mind and soul into bringing up a family united in love, peace and harmony and strong for one another, in all afflictions and circumstances.

Prayer: Bless all the families. The fathers and mothers, sons and daughters, and all who belong to them. We ask Your blessings for this family that we love and cherish. Protect us from harm, shelter us from evil. Teach us kindness. Show us compassion. Guide our steps and we will follow the path of goodness and light forever more.

Reflection: The family is not only the first, but is called to be the privileged place, where individuals learn to love and receive love, and to come to know God and be formed in the faith. Our families are where we experience our biggest triumphs and our deepest vulnerabilities—and they are where we have the greatest potential to do good. The family is the fundamental building block of society. It is where we learn the social graces of loyalty, cooperation, and trust. It is where we learn to love ourselves and each other, to bear one another’s burdens, to find meaning in our life and to give purpose to others’ lives, and to feel the value of being part of something greater than ourselves.