O Jesus, lover of the young,
the dearest Friend I have,
in all confidence I open my heart to You
to beg Your light and assistance
in the important task of planning my future.
Give me the light of Your grace,
that I may decide wisely concerning the person
who is to be my partner through life.
Dearest Jesus, send me such a one whom in Your Divine wisdom
You judge best suited to be united with me in marriage.
May her/his character
reflect some of the traits of Your own Sacred Heart.
May he/she be upright, loyal, pure, sincere and noble,
so that with united efforts
and with pure and unselfish love
we both may strive to perfect ourselves in soul
as well as the children
it may please You to entrust to our care.
Bless our friendship before marriage,
may have no part in it.
May our mutual love bind us so closely,
that our future home may ever be most like Your own at Nazareth.
sweet Mother of the young,
to your special care I entrust the decision I am to make
as to my future wife/husband.
You are my guiding Star!
Direct me to the person
with whom I can best cooperate in doing God's Holy Will,
with whom I can live in peace,
love and harmony
in this life,
and attain to eternal joys in the next.
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Lord God, may we, your people, who look forward to the birthday of Christ experience the joy of salvation and celbrate that feast with love and thanksgiving. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. continue reading
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