A Fathers' Prayer
Lord, I need your special care. Like your earthly father, Joseph, I want to do God's will, even if I may not always understand.
Make me gentle and selfless in the care of my family and children; help me guide them in the toils and troubles, the happiness and wonders of this life.
Like my Father in heaven, make me strong in love and forgiveness for those you entrust to my care.
No one can do these things rightly, Lord, without your constant help and boundless mercy. Be with me always, and may I come to you in heaven, and all my family with me.