God our Father, in your wisdom and love
you made all things.
Bless those fathers who have taken
upon themselves the responsibility of parenting.
Bless those who desire to be a father has not been realized.
Bless those who have lost a spouse
to death or divorce or who are parenting their children alone.
Bless those who have been foster fathers or mentors.
Strengthen each one by your love that they may be
and become the loving, caring persons they are meant to be.
Grant this through Christ, Jesus our Lord.