A Prayer to Blessed Louis and Zelie Martin for Parents and Spouses

A tableau of the midnight wedding of Louis and Zelie Martin, Notre Dame Church

A Prayer to Blessed Louis and Zelie Martin for Parents and Spouses -

"to remain in joy and Christian hope"

Blessed Louis and Zelie Martin, today we turn to you in prayer. By  fulfilling the duties of your state in life and practicing the  evangelical virtues as spouses and as parents, you have modeled for us  an exemplary Christian life.

May the example of your unwavering  trust in God and your constant willingness to surrender all the joys,  the trials, the sorrows and sufferings that filled your life encourage  us to persevere in our daily challenges and to remain in joy and  Christian hope. Amen.

[courtesy of Father Jean-Claude Lange, from the Web site  of Sainte-Therese parish in Metz, France.  Translated by Mary Davidson, OCDS]