A Father's Day Prayer Celebration
by Rock Travnikar, O.F.M.


Opening Prayer

Our first teachers are our parents. We pray for them in a special way this day, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.


For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth takes its name. I pray that, according to the riches of his glory, he may grant that you may be strengthened in your inner being with power through his Spirit.... (Ephesians 3:14-16).


Grant your blessing on our father on this special day which honors him.

Bless our father, Lord. Keep us in your care so that we may live in the pattern of the Holy Family, we pray.

For those who have not been blessed with the love that fills our home, we pray.

Add your own petitions.


Lord, we thank you for allowing us to celebrate this special day. May we continue to live the lessons we have learned from our parents.

Sharing of the Blessing Cup

Pray together the Our Father or sing an appropriate song.

—from The Blessing Cup: 40 Simple Rites for Family Prayer-Celebrations

Rock Travnikar, O.F.M., is a Franciscan priest and vocation director for St. John the Baptist Province in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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