Prayer for June 25: Please pray with me. God our father, you draw us into your family. You draw us in and love us. Our earthly families are often broken and dysfunctional. We are broken and all too often the word family is not a positive thought. Yet, your family is different Lord. It is a family based on love. It is a family that cares. It is a family that offers healing, mercy, forgiveness, and presence. Thank you for making us a part of your family. Bless families Lord – they need it. It’s not easy being a family. It can be a struggle sometimes. But it can also be a joy. When joy reigns, it can be wonderful. Thank you for those times. Amen.