You may or may not know that the Supreme Knight and our Supreme Chaplin have created an initiative called Building the Domestic Church. It is Our Family where we should first learn of forgiveness, peace, mercy and love. It is in the family that we are first introduced to the Church. This year our Supreme Knight has selected this image of the Holy Family for our Marian traveling icon. We, Brother Knights, need to pray. We need to pray for our family with everything that is happening in our world today. Here is the prayer that our Supreme Chaplin has written.
O Lord Jesus, you lived in the home of Mary and Joseph in Nazareth. There you grew in age, wisdom and grace as you prepared to fulfill your mission as our Redeemer. We entrust our Family to you.
O Blessed Mary, you are the Mother of our Savior. At Nazareth you cared for Jesus and nurtured him in the peace and joy of your home. We entrust our family to you.
O Saint Joseph, you provided a secure and loving home for Jesus and Mary, and gave us a model of fatherhood, while showing us the dignity of work. We entrust our family to you.
Holy Family, we consecrate ourselves and our family to you. May we be completely united in a love that is lasting, faithful and open to the gift of new life. Help us to grow in virtue, to forgive one another from our hearts, and to live in peace all our days. Keep us strong in faith, perseverving in prayer diligent in our work, and generous toward those in need. May our home, Oh Holy Family, truly become a domestic church where we reflect your example in our daily life. Amen. Jesus, Mary and Joseph, pray for us!