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The prayer below is for all fathers, living and deceased, and is especially appropriate to pray, as a family, in the days leading up to Father's Day.
As a gift to your father, you may also want to enroll him in the prayers and Masses of Priests for Life.
If your father is deceased, you may want to also have us remember him in a special way in our Father's Day masses.
In a culture of life, strong fathers are essential and are an antidote to the fear and isolation that tempt so many mothers to abort. Let us pray this prayer, then, begging the Lord for and end to the culture of death, and thanking him for the gift of fatherhood. We also invite you to take part in our "Turning the Hearts of Fathers" campaign this June.
A Prayer for FathersAlmighty God, you have taught us that you are the Father of us all, And that all fatherhood takes its origin from you.
You protect us from evil
And provide our daily bread.
You are strength and integrity, blessing and the font of life.
We thank you, then, for our fathers.
Though human, they are also a reflection of you, Lord God.
They are your gift to us.
We pray for all fathers today.
May they realize the greatness of their vocation
And have the strength to live it without fear.
Forgive their sins, and keep their eyes raised up to you
To those who still make this earthly journey with us,
Give us the grace to love them as we should;
And to those whom you have called from this life,
Give a special place of honor in the heavenly kingdom
With you, the Father of all.
We pray through Christ our Lord. Amen.