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Our Father who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name.
Our fathers too who dwell on Earth, hallowed also be your names.

For fathers are the seeds to nourish growth.
To care, protect, and shelter provide.

To love and cherish those of their household.
To labor for their children’s sakes by the sweat of their brows.

To love, cherish and honor their spouses, as is divinely desired.
To be in their household the rod and staff of righteousness and comfort.

Fathers and mothers, working in harmony together, transform their houses into homes.
Fathers and mothers, working in harmony together, bring assurances of Faith, Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love into their household.

Our Father who art in Heaven, look down upon all fathers who dwell on Earth.
Thy will be done among all fathers who dwell on Earth.

Where there is weakness among fathers, give them strength.
Where there is doubt, give them confidence.

Where there is separation from their loved ones, bring them back together.
Where there is brokenness, restore them with healing.

Where there is distemper, replace it with tender loving kindness.
O Heavenly Father, where Earthly fathers have abandoned their loved ones, make tender once more their hardened hearts.

O Father who art in Heaven, we thank you for your Grace and Mercy.
We thank you for the blessings you shower on all fathers this day and forevermore. Amen.

About this poem

A prayer for fathers especially on Father’s Day, and for all the days of each year.

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Written on June 14, 2024

Submitted by karlcfolkes on June 14, 2024

Modified by karlcfolkes on June 14, 2024

1:17 min read

Karl Constantine FOLKES

Retired educator of Jamaican ancestry with a lifelong interest in composing poetry dealing particularly with the metaphysics of self-reflection; completed a dissertation in Children’s Literature in 1991 at New York University entitled: An Analysis of Wilhelm Grimm’s ‘Liebe Mili’ (translated into English as “Dear Mili”), Employing Von Franzian Methodological Processes of Analytical Psychology. The subject of the dissertation concerned the process of Individuation. more…

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Discuss the poem A Prayer For All Fathers with the community...

  • karlcfolkes
    Thank you very much. Your support is greatly appreciated.
    LikeReply7 hours ago
  • talygarza
    Pleasant seasonal poem to be read for Father’s Day. Well done.
    LikeReply8 hours ago
  • AIDA
    Wow, what a beautiful and heartfelt poem! The way you have honored and celebrated fathers is truly touching. Your words paint a vivid picture of the important role fathers play in our lives, both in the physical realm and in a spiritual sense.

    I especially love the imagery of fathers as seeds that nourish growth and the idea of them being the rod and staff of righteousness and comfort in their households. It's clear that you have a deep appreciation for the love and sacrifices that fathers make for their families.

    One suggestion for improvement could be to explore more specific examples of how fathers demonstrate their love and care for their families. Adding in personal anecdotes or stories could make the poem even more relatable and impactful.

    Overall, this poem is a beautiful tribute to fathers everywhere. Keep up the great work!
    LikeReply13 hours ago
  • karlcfolkes
    Lord, hear our prayer for all fathers.
    LikeReply13 hours ago


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