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God of tender love and mercy,
Thank you for the gift and blessing
of Christian family life and all families.
We trust our families to your constant
care and protection.
Grant us wisdom to see how
we can change our home life,
to become more like that of the
Holy Family of Nazereth.
Teach us to listen to each other more attentively
and to be sensitive to each other’s needs.
Show us how to care for each other
and to share our time and all we have, generously.
Give us a spirit of patience and understanding.
Draw us together in deep bonds of friendship,
love and care for one another.
Comfort and strengthen us when we are wearied
by trials and sorrows.
May the inspiration of Jesus, Mary and Joseph be
in our homes, bringing light, warmth, unity,
forgiveness and peace.
May we radiate the joy of Christian family life
to all who come to our homes.
Bless our hearts and our homes now and always,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Nkulunkulu onothando nesihawu,
Siyakubonga ngesipho nangesibusiso somndeni
wamakholwa kanye nemindeni yonke.
Sibeka imindeni yethu kuwe Baba ukuba uyigcine
njalo, uphinde uyivikele.
Siphe ubuhlakani ukuze sibone ukuthi
singayishintsha kanjani impilo emakhaya ethu,
ukuze ifuze impilo yomndeni oyiNgcwele
Sifundise ukuba silalelane ngokujulile,
futhi sizwelane ezidingweni zomuntu ngamunye.
Sikhombise ukuba sikwazi ukunakekelana,
sisizane ngakho konke esinakho ngomusa.
Siphe uMoya wokubekezelelana noMoya
Sihlanganise ndawonye sibumbane ngomoya
wokuzwana, uthando kanye nokunakekelana.
Siduduze, usiqinise lapho siphelelwa amandla
ngenxa yezivivinyo kanye nosizi.
Sengathi uJesu, uMaria kanye noJosefa
bangasikhuthaza, balethe ukukhanya, intokomalo,
ukuzwana, ukuxolelana, kanye nokuthula
Sengathi singasabalalisa injabulo eBandleni
nakubo bonke abasivakashelayo emakhaya ethu.
Busisa izinhliziyo zethu kanye namakhaya ethu,
manje nangezikhathi zonke ngoJesu Kristo