Our Father in heaven,
we pray today for the many fathers around the world
who are struggling to provide for their families:
those who despair about finding safe shelter,
who watch in anguish as their children starve,
who desperately search for adequate medical care,
or safety from violence that surrounds them.
Be with these fathers this day.
Strengthen and encourage them as they seek to care for their families.
Grant them grace and courage in the midst of impossible circumstances,
and bless them with hope as they look toward the future. Amen.