And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate to be with you always, the Spirit of truth, which the world cannot accept, because it neither sees nor knows it. But you know it, because it remains with you, and will be in you. I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you. In a little while the world will no longer see me, but you will see me, because I live and you will live. On that day you will realize that I am in my Father and you are in me and I in you. Whoever has my commandments and observes them is the one who loves me. And whoever loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and reveal myself to him."
We are all your adopted children, not by flesh or by
desire, but through the power of the incarnation of
your most beloved Son, Jesus Christ.
Bless those children who have been adopted into
new families, that they may experience the love that
you have shown us which surpasses even the love of
a mother for her child.
In the difficult transitions and hardships that might
beset them in their struggle for belonging, give every
adopted child the grace to embrace their new family
and trust in your paternal care for them, which
Grant this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
PETITION TO ST. JOSEPH
Christ Jesus humbly accepted you as his earthly
father and was obedient to you and the Blessed
In turn, you raised Jesus as your own son, protected
him from harm, provided for his daily needs and
loved him with all your heart.
Pray for all adopted children – infants, children,
Hear the desires deep in their hearts
for acceptance and love,
and keep them safe from all anxiety.
And when they pray,
intercede for them before the Father.
St. Joseph, Guardian of the Christ Child,
pray for us.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be
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