SCRIPTURE

For those who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you received a spirit of adoption, through which we cry, "Abba, Father!" The Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if only we suffer with him so that we may also be glorified with him.

Romans 8:14-17
 

SILENT REFLECTION
 

PRAYER

Heavenly Father,

You are the Author of life and love.

You have called us by name
and made us your sons
and your daughters,
and you know your plan for our lives.

If it be your will,
bless those who are pursuing adoption,
give them generous hearts,
and send them a child to love
and with whom to share your great love for us.
Grant this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
 

Petition to St. Joseph

St. Joseph,

You know the yearning in the hearts of
married couples pursuing adoption.

They have so much love to give
and wish to share that love with a child.

As you took Mary and Jesus
into your home at Nazareth,
may the grace of parenthood also be granted
for such as these.

We beg your intercession before the Father.

St. Joseph, foster-father of Jesus, pray for us.
 

CONCLUDING PRAYERS

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be

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