Our family is what defines us. It may not be the biological one you were given. It may be that we have a lifetime of friends that have become our families by their love and caring support.
Let us start right now with a prayer for our families.
Heavenly Father, most good and gracious God, sustain our family in your love. Make it a place where holiness can abound. Help us to learn to be like Jesus in all our actions. Aid our family to imitate the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. Help us to learn from the good example of others and to give good example to others. Assist us in learning to bear our pain and suffering as Jesus did. Aid us in overcoming difficulties and carrying our crosses. Help our family life to lead only to Jesus, the source of true happiness. Please give wholesome habits to our family. We ask this through Christ our Lord. AMEN.
If we are ever to become the people we are to be, than we must welcome prayer or meditation as integral part of our lives. Let this be the moment now when we embrace that.