To All Fathers and Other Wise and Faithful Men
Loving God, through the gift of our fathers,
you reveal your wisdom, love and care.
Continue to bless and guide these holy men
you have given to us in our lives.
Support them in their call
to lead holy lives of faithfulness, respect and integrity.
May their witness of faith and love
shine from them and on their children and families
giving hope and encouragement to all.
Bless them for all the ways they lift their children to achieve their dreams.
Bless them for their sacrifice, their forgiveness and their guidance.
Bless grandfathers, uncles, brothers, cousins, teachers and coaches
who have shown us love and support.
For those fathers who have lost a child or spouse,
give them your loving touch of healing
consoling them with your gentle care.
For those fathers who have gone before us,
bring them to your eternal banquet of joy and peace;
bring them the fullness of union with you
and communion with us as we remember their love for us. Amen.
(Adapted from Fr. John Thomas Lane, SSS)
Happy Father’s Day