It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Chapter 6, Page 17, Book 12

It is a wise father that knows his own child.

William Shakespeare

A Fathers Day Blessing

Loving God, we give you thanks for the many gifts you have given us;
the gift of life, the gift of those who love us and especially, today,
we thank you for the gift of our fathers.

We ask your blessing upon our fathers who gave us rules to live by, standards to
uphold, joys to cherish, faith to live by, hopes worth dreaming of and who blessed
our lives with their unselfish and unconditional love.

We ask your blessing upon our fathers
who are unable to be with us today.
May they know how much we love and care for them.

We ask your blessing upon adoptive fathers,
that they may always know their special role of being a true father,
a revelation of God’s love for their children.

We ask your blessing upon fathers who have lost children
through stillbirth, crib death, sickness, accident and tragedy, that they
may have your continuing strength and courage.

We remember our fathers who have died
and for the unique way they revealed for us your love.
We ask that you keep them in your care
until the time comes for us to join them in your Kingdom.

And we ask your blessing upon the fathers
standing here before us.

Let the example of their faith and love shine forth.

Give them the strength to live the
faithful and loving lives you call them to live.

Protect and guide them. Keep them in your care
and grant that their children may always honor them
with a spirit of profound respect.

We ask this in the name of Jesus, our Lord. AMEN

A very Happy Fathers Day to all Fathers everywhere today!

'On Ya'-ma


Chatty Crone said...

I am with you - I too thank all the wonderful fathers and grandfathers out there - who have taken the time to raise wonderful sons who can follow in their footsteps. sandie

betty said...

Amen indeed!! A great prayer for fathers and their impact on their children's lives!

Lots of celebrating I'm sure at your neck of the woods with the dads and with your dear son-in-law being a dad for the first time!

have a great one Ma!


jack69 said...

Thanks for the Father's Day Wishes. Great read, thanks for the insight!!

Love from here, we have a great day!!!!


BEAUTIFUL. A wonderful prayer for fathers. Take care