Prayer of Fathers

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O God, help me to be true to the great privilege and the great responsibility which you have given to me. Help me to be an example and a friend to my children, and a real partner to my wife.

Don’t let me get so busy with work and with outside things that I am almost a stranger in my own homes, and that I take no interest in household things. Don’t let me take all that is done for me as granted. Help me to keep love alive within the home. Keep me from habits which make the work of the house harder, and from ways which irritate and annoy or which get on the nerves of those who live with me.

Give me health and strength and work to do, to earn a living for those who depend on me and whom I love so much. Help me to remember that love is more important than money.

O God, you have give me the name of father; you have given me your name; help me to be true to it. This I ask you for your love’s sake. Amen

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