March 19: PRAYER FOR FATHERS. HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!
HAPPY FATHER’S DAY! PRAYER FOR FATHERS.
Dear friends in Christ, today, Solemnity of St. Joseph, is as well the Father’s Day in some countries like Spain, Andorra, Italy, Portugal, Switzerland, Belgium, Bolivia, Honduras and Mozambique.
As such, TO ALL THE FATHERS IN THE WORLD, THANK YOU FOR ALL THE LOVE, DEDICATION AND SACRIFICE YOU HAVE GIVEN TO NURTURE AND PROVIDE FOR US WITH THE BEST LIFE. WE PRAY FOR ALL OF YOU, spiritual fathers as well, so that YOU MAY BE ABLE TO CARRY OUT THEIR DIVINE VOCATION OF PATERNITY ACCORDING TO GOD’S WILL, IMITATING THUS THE EXAMPLE OF ST. JOSEPH.
PRAYER FOR FATHERS
God our Father, through the intercession of St. Joseph, foster father of Your Son,
Our Lord Jesus Christ, we give you thanks and praise for all fathers in the world.
We pray for them so that they may they find courage and perseverance to balance work, family and faith in joy and sacrifice.
We pray for those whose children are lost or suffering; May they know that the God of compassion walks with them in their sorrow.
We pray for men, especially the priests and monks, 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