The Men's Club Prayer

God, Father of all, we implore your blessings on our fathers,
and also on our brothers, sons and friends who are fathers also.

We pray that you be the source of strength and the example for fathers to follow.

May fathers be like you, both forceful and merciful,
asking much of their children and yet accepting their best effort.
 
May they be both protective and wise, knowing the proper time to let their children test their wings.
Above all, may they be men of faith and follow your example of self-sacrificing love.

We pray also for fathers who are estranged from their children.
By your grace and power bring these families to reconciliation.

May your blessings be upon our own fathers, especially those who have died.
We cherish their memory and pray that they are secure in heaven with you.

Grant every father the grace he needs to live out his most holy calling.
Give them joy and peace in you.

We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord.
 
Amen.

Father Joseph E. Bourgeois
Pastor, St. Ann Parish, 1996 - 2001