Pope Francis on January 5 continued his series of catecheses on St. Joseph and concluded again with a prayer to the saint.
Here is his beautiful prayer, especially for children without a family, and for couples suffering infertility.
you who loved Jesus with fatherly love,
be close to the many children who have no family
and who long for a daddy and mommy.
Support the couples who are unable to have children,
help them to discover, through this suffering, a greater plan.
Make sure that no one lacks a home, a bond,
a person to take care of him or her;
and heal the selfishness of those who close themselves off from life,
that they may open their hearts to love.