Prayer for Married Couples

Almighty and eternal God,   
You blessed the union of married couples   
so that they might reflect the union of Christ   
with his Church:   
look with kindness on them.   
Renew their marriage covenant,   
increase your love in them,   
and strengthen their bond of peace   
so that, with their children,   
they may always rejoice in the gift of   
your blessing.   
We ask this through Christ our Lord.   

Natural Family Planning Awareness Week: July 24 – 30, 2022: Called to the Joy of Love

Supporting God’s gifts of love and life in marriage

The dates of Natural Family Planning Awareness Week highlight the anniversary of the papal encyclical Humanae Vitae (July 25) which articulates Catholic beliefs about human sexuality, conjugal love, and responsible parenthood. The dates also mark the feast of Saints Joachim and Anne (July 26), the parents of the Blessed Mother. Pope Francis has designated that feast as World Grandparents Day, a fitting commemoration during National NFP Awareness Week!