A Father's Prayer
Father, I thank You for the gift of my family
for whom I now pray,
And upon whom I now ask You to shower
With Saint Joseph, foster father of Jesus
as my guide, may I always be ready
to spend my life for them.
Bless my wife whom you have given to me as my spouse,
sharing in Your wondrous work of creation.
May I see her as my equal
and treat her with the love of Christ for His Church.
May Mary be her guide and help her to find Your peace and Your grace.
Bless my children with Your life and presence.
May the example of Your Son Jesus, be the foundation
upon which their lives are built,
that the Gospel may always be their hope and support.
I ask you, Father, to protect and bless my family.
Watch over it so that in the strength of Your love
we may enjoy prosperity, possess the gift of your peace and,
as the Domestic Church,
always bear witness to Your glory in the world. Amen.