On Christian Fatherhood

by | Jun 20, 2010 | Fathers, Sermons | 4 comments

Prayer for Fathers

St. Joseph, guardian of Jesus and chaste husband of Mary, you passed your life in loving fulfillment of duty. You supported the holy family of Nazareth with the work of your hands. Kindly protect those who trustingly come to you. You know their aspirations, their hardships, their hopes. They look to you because they know you will understand and protect them. You too knew trial, labor and weariness. But amid the worries of material life your soul was full of deep peace and sang out in true joy through intimacy with God’s Son entrusted to you and with Mary, his tender Mother. Assure those you protect that they do not labor alone. Teach them to find Jesus near them and to watch over him faithfully as you have done. ~ Pope John XXIII

4 Comments

  1. Kelly

    Beautifully put! So many people forget the father's role in the household, we need frequent reminding. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Anonymous

    I"m not Catholic but look for truth in many places. Thank you for sharing this lovely message.

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  3. Anonymous

    Southern Oregon is so lucky to be having him as a priest in our area. His homilies always speak to my heart.

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  4. Queen B

    I have so enjoyed your ideas and example of holy family life. We have only two but I am doing my best, thanks to the encouraging witness and examples of women like you. Love to learn from you!

    Reply

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Father in heaven, grant me the grace to appreciate the dignity which you have conferred on me. Let me realize that not even the Angels have been blessed with such a privilege—to share in your creative miracle and bring new Saints to heaven. Make me a good mother to all my children after the example of Mary, the Mother of your Son. Through the intercession of Jesus and Mary I ask your continued blessings on my family. Let us all be dedicated to your service on earth and attain the eternal happiness of your kingdom in heaven. Amen.


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