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A prayer for Dad on Father’s Day

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By John Stegeman
The Catholic Telegraph

Father’s Day is a secular holiday, but like its counterpart in Mother’s Day it is a day to give thanks to our Heavenly Father for the gift of our earthly parents.

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Be sure to wish your dad or grandfather a happy Father’s Day, or say a prayer for him if he has passed on. While you’re at it, be sure to say happy Father’s Day to your priest. Our spiritual fathers reflect the love of God to us on a daily basis as well.

With today being Father’s Day, it seems appropriate to share a little prayer I found online for all earthly fathers.

“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 our own Fathers around the world 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, grandfather, and great grandfathers who are no longer with us but who live forever in our memory and nourish us with their love. Amen”

 

Prayer source Lordcalls.com

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