A central theme of prayer after this morning's mass was father relationships. All three people that my team prayed brought issues related to fathers and fathering. Within these three were all sorts of variations; prayer for a father who is dying and angry, prayer for a father who struggles to provide for his family, prayer for a father who is wracked with guilt about the damage of divorce, prayer for a father who accidentally shot and killed his son while hunting, prayer for a father who must hand over his foster daughter to her birth dad.
Prayer to our Father, for our fathers.
And I lift my prayers also for our priestly fathers.
Lord, strengthen them all. Raise them up into strength and holiness. Make us women worthy of aiding in their formation. Guard and guide and protect them.
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