This Sunday, we thank God for our fathers and the significant men in our lives and remember with love those who are now in God’s enteral loving embrace. We pray…
God our Father,
We give You thanks and praise for fathers young and old.
We pray for young fathers, newly embracing their vocation;
may they find courage and perseverance to balance
work, family and faith in joy and sacrifice.
We pray for fathers worldwide whose children are lost or suffering;
may they know that the God of compassion walks with them in their sorrow.
We pray for men who are not fathers
but still mentor and guide us with fatherly love and advice.
We remember fathers, grandfathers, and great grandfathers
who are no longer with us but who live forever in our memory
and nourish us with their love.
We make this prayer through Christ, the Lord.