Family Prayer


by Msgr. Preston Moss

God of our family, we praise and adore you, our Creator. Thank you for creating us in your image, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, the divine family.

We thank you for the grace of belonging to you and each other. We are grateful for the many blessings that come to us as family.

Forgive us for the sins we have committed against each other: neglect, abuse, abandonment, impatience. Help us to forgive those members of our family, including ourselves, who have caused us pain and suffering. Lord, heal the deep scars within us. We have all been deeply wounded by our history.

Re-create our families, O Father, in our Bahamian family of islands. Show us how to accept and appreciate ourselves and each other.

Re-create us, Lord, again like you, that we may recommit ourselves to build a better world of families according to the wisdom of your Kingdom. This prayer we make through Christ our Lord.