"In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judea, 'Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.' For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah when he said, 'The voice of one crying out in the wilderness: Prepare the way of the Lord.'" —Matthew 3:1–3
Dear Lord, John the Baptist is an example of the fruit that is produced from a loving and faithful family. I pray for the grace to help my family become more loving and faithful. May I live as boldly as John in proclaiming that you are the Messiah, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world.