May 25, 2012

Prayer of Intercession: Father's Day

Here’s a prayer of thanksgiving and intercession for Father’s day.  It comes from the Church of England website.

Father’s Day Prayer

Sovereign Lord,
your Son has revealed you as our heavenly Father,
from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named.
Father of all
hear your children's prayer.

You have made your Church a spiritual family,
a household of faith.
Through baptism we are reborn as the brothers and
sisters of Christ.
Deepen our unity and fellowship in him.
Father of all
hear your children's prayer.

You sent your Son to give his life
as a ransom for the whole human family.
Give justice, peace and racial harmony to the
world he died to save.
Father of all
hear your children's prayer.

You gave your Son a share in the life of a
family in Nazareth.
Help us to value our families, to be thankful for them,
and to live sensitively within them.
Father of all
hear your children's prayer.

Your Son drew around him a company of friends.
Bring love and joy to all who are alone.
Help us all to find in the brothers and sisters of Christ
a loving family.
Father of all
hear your children's prayer.

You are the God of the dead as well as of the living.
In confidence we remember those of the household of
faith who have gone before us.
Bring us with them to the joy of your home in heaven.
Father of all
hear your children's prayer.

— from A Service for Fathers’ Day, in New Patterns for Worship, posted on the Church of England website. http://www.churchofengland.org/

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