Saint Joseph Adoption Novena: Day 9
For Family Members Welcoming Children through Adoption
For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named…that you, rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the holy ones what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
Ephesians 3:14-15, 17-19
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
You are one God, living in a relationship
When Christ became Man,
you shared that divine love with the
human race, forever wedding earth to heaven.
Send your blessings upon all who nurture
children who have been adopted.
Give them generous and
Give us all a spirit of understanding and welcome
so that all peoples of every nation, race, and tongue
may live together peacefully as members of your family.
Grant this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
PETITION TO ST. JOSEPH
You took Mary and Jesus into your
home. You followed the prescripts of the Law,
presented Jesus in the Temple,
taught him skills at the plane and the lathe, and,
daily, you shared traditions which were built on the
covenants he came to fulfill.
Hear the prayers of the siblings, grandparents,
aunts, uncles, and entire families of children who
have been adopted.
May they be a source of loving welcome and a
fount of faith.
Through Christ our Lord.
St. Joseph, descendant of David, pray for us.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be