Lord, please bless our fathers,
these men who mean so much to us,
who are greatly responsible
for who we are and who we are becoming.
to do what’s necessary to help us be
Bless our fathers for leading us through stormy times to safety,
helping us believe that everything will be all right
and for making it so.
Bless our fathers for quietly making a living
to provide for those they love most,
that they could have spent on themselves.
for saving some energy for fun,
to explore the outer reaches of
for holding on tight to us…until it’s time to let us go.
our role models, our heroes.