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“Amoris Laetitia” Year of the Family will conclude on June 22, 2022, the first day of the the X World Meeting of Families in Rome.
Official prayer for the X World Meeting of Families June 22-26, 2022
Family Love: Vocation and Path to Holiness
We come before You to praise You
and to thank You for the great gift of the family.
We pray to You for all families
consecrated by the Sacrament of Matrimony.
May they rediscover each day the grace they have received,
and as small domestic Churches,
may they know how to witness to Your presence
and to the love with which Christ loves the Church.
We pray to You for all families faced with difficulty and suffering
caused by illness or circumstances of which only You know.
Sustain them and make them aware
of the path to holiness upon which You call them,
so that they might experience Your infinite mercy
and find new ways to grow in love.
We pray to You for children and young people:
may they encounter You and respond joyfully
to the vocation You have in mind for them;
We pray for parents and grandparents: may they be aware
that they are signs of the fatherhood and motherhood of God
in caring for the children who, in body and spirit, You entrust to them;
and for the experience of fraternity
that the family can give to the world.
Lord, grant that each family
might live their specific vocation to holiness in the Church
as a call to become missionary disciples,
in the service of life and peace,
in communion with our priests, religious,
and all vocations in the Church.
Bless the World Meeting of Families.
Download the prayer here.
Official Hymn for the X World Meeting of Families
“We Believe in Love” by Monsignor Frisina is the official hymn of the X World Meeting of Families
The hymn is sung in nine different languages and “was conceived to accompany the great moments of the Meeting” – underlines Monsignor Frisina – an instrument with which to involve all the families in song. The refrain in English, composed of a very simple and catchy melody, enthusiastically proclaims the great fundamental values of the family: love and the life. The musical style of the hymn is deliberately popular and international, to encourage participation by all the families of the world”.
Download a copy of the text, the track and the score here.