Prayer for the Canonization of Blessed Louis and Zélie Martin


God of eternal love,
you give us Blessed Louis and Zélie Martin,
the parents of St. Thérèse,
as an example of holiness in marriage. 

In all the duties and trials of life ,
they remained faithful to you and to your commandments.
They desired to raise their children to become saints. 

May their prayers and example
help Christian family life
to blossom in our world today. 

If it be your will,
grant us the graces we ask you now
through the intercession of Blessed Louis and Zélie Martin,
and let them be counted among the saints of your Church. 

Through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen. 


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