God, we ask you to bless our family.  Following the example of the Martin Family, may we never give up when life is difficult, may we have your strength and healing when health is poor, may the Eucharist be the summit of our lives, may prayer be our daily strength, may the Trinity be the source of our love.  May our family remain united throughout the years, especially when we are far from each other.  We ask this with faith and confidence through our Christ our Lord.  Saints Louis, Zelie, and Therèse – pray for us!