Daily Psalm and Prayer, June 20, 2021

Daily Psalm and Prayer, June 20, 2021



 

 

A Prayer for Fathers’ Day

Let us praise those fathers who have striven to balance the demands of work, marriage, and children with an honest awareness of both joy and sacrifice.

Let us praise those fathers who, lacking a good model for a father, have worked to become a worthy and virtuous father.

Let us praise those fathers who, by their own account, were not always there for their children, but who continue to offer those children, now grown, their love and support. As well, let us pray for those fathers who have been wounded by words and actions of their children.

Let us praise those fathers who, despite marital discord, have remained in their children’s lives.

Let us praise those fathers whose children are adopted, and whose love and support has nurtured a thriving life.

Let us praise those fathers who, as stepfathers, freely choose the obligation of fatherhood and earned their step children’s love and respect.

Let us praise those fathers who have lost a child to death, and continue to hold the child in their heart.

Let us praise those men who have no children, but cherish the next generation as if they were their own.

Let us praise those men who have “fathered” us in their role as mentors and guides.

Let us praise those men who are about to become fathers; may they openly delight in their children.

And let us praise those fathers who have died, but live on in our memory and whose love continues to nurture us.

Amen.

Prayer of Kirk Loadman adapted by Debra Mooney, PhD



 

Psalm 67

  May God be merciful to us and bless us, *
show us the light of his countenance and come to us.
  Let your ways be known upon earth, *
your saving health among all nations.
  Let the peoples praise you, O God; *
let all the peoples praise you.
  Let the nations be glad and sing for joy, *
for you judge the peoples with equity and guide all the nations upon earth.
  Let the peoples praise you, O God; *
let all the peoples praise you.
  The earth has brought forth her increase; *
may God, our own God, give us his blessing.
  May God give us his blessing, *
and may all the ends of the earth stand in awe of him.




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