May 7, 2013

Father's Day Prayer of Praise


Here’s a prayer of praise for Father’s Day.  It was written by Nick Fawcett and posted on the Mother’s Union website.

Father’s Day Prayer

Loving God,
we come on this Father’s Day,
reminded that you are the Father of us all.
You have been with us from our birth,
guiding, nurturing and sustaining us.
Father God.
we praise you.

You have taught us and brought us to maturity,
always concerned for our welfare,
constantly seeking the best for us.
Father God.
we praise you.

Whenever we have needed you, you have been there,
willing to listen and advise,
yet giving us the freedom to make our own choices
and find our own way.
Father God.
we praise you.

You have called us to be your family,
a people united through your son, Jesus Christ,
and through him you have revealed your love,
a love that reaches out to us day by day
despite our failure to love you in return.
Father God.
we praise you.

Teach us to live as your children –
to hear your voice,
obey your instruction,
and respond to your goodness.
Father God.
we praise you.

Teach us to bear your name with pride,
to share with others,
through word and deed,
the joy you have given us.
Father God.
we praise you.

And finally, receive our thanks,
for the fathers you have given us,
all they have meant to us,
all they have given,
and all they have done in so many ways.
Father God.
we praise you,
in the name of Christ. Amen.

~ written by Nick Fawcett, and posted on the Mother’s Union website. http://www.themothersunion.org/