A Prayer for Fathers

Our Father in Heaven
Protect us from the temptations of earthly fathers.
     To be angry, neither smoldering nor shouting,
     To be distant, neither relationally nor physically,
Our Father in Heaven
Teach us to be like you in our guidance and support:

As a father has compassion on his children,
    so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him;
14 for he knows how we are formed,
    he remembers that we are dust (Psalm 103:13-14)
Let us remember that we, as our families, are formed of dust.
May your kindness, compassion, and strength flow through us.

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