Saturday, June 18, 2011
Let us pray for our fathers today that they may receive special graces from the Lord to continue the lifelong role of shaping the lives of their children. As we mature, we sometimes have ambiguous relationships with our dads and from him we learn to how to deal with authority - especially our own personal effectiveness. We pray that we learn to exercise our authority justly and with great concern and compassion for others. Let's give thanks to our fathers for the positive ways they shaped our lives and cared for us. We pray that our fathers can continue to support us in helpful spiritual, emotional, and psychological ways. As he continues to age, let us find ways to support him as he faces life's challenges. May we all strive to do our best for one another. Let's say thank you to our fathers for doing their best with us.