Loving Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
you have willed that as a father in the family
I may mirror your love for your children
you’ve given me this noble task as a special
and unique one for me
I give you thanks and praise for this.
Help me to continue in this vocation
and to carry it out well.
Open my heart to your words
that I may know the sound of your voice
in a world filled with distractions.
May I hear your call to live lives
of Christian service.
Grant me, too, a generous heart
to open my arms everyday to be at your service.
May your tender care keep me and my whole family safe,
especially as we all carry out our special mission in life.
Loving God, as a father, I pray for my children,
help them to know your presence at all times
and to be open to the promptings of your Spirit
who is one with you and your Son now and forever. Amen.