Almighty God, author of life and author of marriage, we pray that you preserve and protect the sanctity of the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony from all of the cultural and legal attacks waged against it.
We invoke the intercession of your martyrs, St. John the Baptist, St. Thomas More and St. John Fisher, who all willingly gave their lives in testimony to the sacredness of married love.
May what you have joined together as true marriage in the natural law, one man and one woman, be forever known to this and all future generations as the only authentic definition of marriage.
No matter what counterfeits may be proposed and promoted by foolish social trends and short sighted governments, let your faithful followers boldly proclaim and live the truth.
Give the leaders of your Church the courage and wisdom to defend and uphold your law, and not cower to the unjust laws of man and the persecutions that may come from resisting them.
When you joined Adam to Eve, you declared it “very good,” for this was your plan for humanity, that they may be fruitful and multiply, birthing new lives that would forever glorify and praise you.
Your Divine Son, Jesus, came to save us and also to teach us about selfless love as He laid down his life for His bride, the Church.
By Our Lady’s prompting He performed His first miracle at Cana, giving His presence in the celebration of marital love as a joyful new wine to married couples.
May the Lord Jesus, our Bridegroom, once again shower grace upon this fallen world and reveal the holiness of marriage as intended from the beginning of creation. Amen.
– Pedro de la Cruz