Fathers everywhere,
We honor you and wish to say
May God’s blessings be with you
In a special way today!

Fatherhood calls for many challenges and hardships, which most every dad bears with pride and happiness. Your dad was probably your first friend who has always been with you, no matter what. He is the one person who has bestowed you with unconditional love and care, without asking for anything in return. When it comes to the relationship you share with your father, there are absolutely no strings attached. He may not show, but he is always there for you, with his unwavering support and assistance. How often do you take out time to whisper a silent prayer to God for the health and happiness of this special person in your life?

This Father’s Day, take it as an opportunity to seek blessings for your father, with a special prayer of gratitude.

God our Father,
Bless our fathers, who have taken the responsibility of parenting. Bless those who have lost a spouse to death … or divorce who are parenting their children alone. Strengthen them by your love that they may become the loving, caring persons they are meant to be. God, bless all the fathers in the world. Guide them to be good role models and loving to all their children. Help them to be a father like You are. Give them grace and patience to handle situations in a loving way. Grant this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen!