God of eternal love,
You give us Blessed Louis and Zelie Martin,
the parents of St. Therese,
as an example of holiness in marriage.
They remained faithful to You in all the duties and trials of life.
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 me the grace I now ask of You [the passage of California Propositions 4 and 8],
through the intercession of Blessed Louis and Zelie Martin,
and let them be counted among the Saints in Your Church.
Through Jesus Christ, our Lord.