Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Prayers said on Father's Day

These are the prayers we used on Father's Day:

Father’s Day Prayer

Heavenly Father, you entrusted your Son Jesus, the child of Mary, to the care of Joseph, an earthly father. Bless all fathers as they care for their families. Give them strength and wisdom, tenderness and patience; support them in the work they have to do, protecting those who look to them, as we look to you for love and salvation, through Jesus Christ our rock and defender. Amen. [from the Church of England]

A Prayer for the Gulf of Mexico

We pray today for the preservation of our natural environment, especially the Gulf of Mexico and the lands and waters it touches: Guide those who labor to contain the oil that endangers the creatures of sea and land; Strengthen those who work to protect them; Have mercy on those whose livelihoods will suffer; Forgive us for our carelessness in using the resources of nature, and give us wisdom and reverence so to manage them in the future, that no one may suffer from our abuse of them, and that generations yet to come may continue to praise you for your bounty; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. [Written by the Rev. Canon Beverly Gibson, Sub-Dean of Christ Church Cathedral, Mobile, AL]

1 comment:

Monk-in-Training said...

I am sharing that Gulf prayer on my Facebook page, it is really wonderful!

Br. James Patrick