“When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife.”
Let Us Pray
Joseph stood steadfastly beside Mary when she was found with child from the Holy Spirit. He must have been confused and unsure until the Angel of the Lord guided him to his path as Jesus’ earthly father. He did not leave Mary on her own or ignore the angel’s message. He supported Mary and the child Jesus in what were very trying circumstances, especially giving birth in a manger. Lord God, please enter the hearts of the fathers of these babies who are scheduled for abortion. Let them speak up and provide stability and support for the mothers of their children. It is not only women who can be scarred from aborting their own children, but men also who had hopes of fatherhood that may never be realized. We pray for all of them as a family.