Prayer For Our Father
Father, we declare that our fathers are not quarrelsomefighting and contending. INSTEAD,they are kindly to EVERYONE and mild-temperedpreserving the bond of peace; they are skilled and suitable teachers, patient, forbearing and willing to suffer wrong. They correct theiropponents with courtesy and gentleness. (II Timothy 2:24-25a).Father, we declare that our leaders correct and reinstate those who have been taken in misconductor sin without any sense of superiority and with ALL GENTLENESS, keeping an attentive eyeon themselves, lest they should also be tempted. They bear, endure and carry other's burdens andtroublesome moral faults, and in this way they fulfill and observe perfectly the law of Christ, andcomplete what is lacking in their obedience to it. They do not think themselves as someone tooimportant to condescend to shoulder another's load, but they carefully scrutinize, examine andtest their own conduct and their own work. They have the personal satisfaction and joy of doingsomething commendable in itself alone without resorting to boastful comparison with theirneighbors. Amen
Father, we declare that our fathers endure long and are patient and kind. They never are enviousnor do they boil over with jealousy. They are not boastful or vainglorious. They do not displaythemselves haughtily. They are not conceited, arrogant or inflated with pride. They are not rudeor unmannerly, nor do they act unbecomingly. They do not insist on their own rights or theirown way. They are not self-seeking, touchy, fretful or resentful. They take no account of the evildone to them. They pay no attention to a suffered wrong. They do not rejoice at injustice andunrighteousness, but they rejoice when right and truth prevail. They bear up under anything andeverything that comes, and they are ever ready to believe the best of every person. Their hopesare fadeless under all circumstances, and they endure everything without weakening. Becausethey are a product of Your love, and love never fails, THEY NEVER FAIL. (I Corinthians13:4-8a).
Father, we declare that our fathers' love is sincerea real thing. They hate what is evil. Theyloathe all ungodliness, turn in horror from wickedness, but hold fast to that which is good. Theylove everyone with brotherly affection as members of one family, giving precedence and showinghonor to everyone. They never lag in zeal and in earnest endeavor; they are aglow with andburning with the Spirit, serving You. They rejoice in hope; they are steadfast and patient insuffering and tribulation. They are constant in prayer. (Romans 12:9-12). Father, we declare that our leaders repay NO ONE evil for evil, but they take thought for what ishonest, proper, and nobleaiming to be above reproachin the sight of everyone. Wheneverpossible, as far as it depends on them, they live at peace with everyone. They NEVER avengethemselves, but leave the way open for Your wrath; for it is written, Vengeance is Mine, I willrepay, says the Lord. But if their enemy is hungry, they feed him; if he is thirsty, they give himdrink. They do not let themselves be overcome with evil, but they overcome evil with good.(Romans 12:17-21).
Eternal God, you called your Church at the Second Vatican Council to
stir into flame afresh riches of grace that abide in her heart, and bid
us seek from you a new and fiery Pentecost. In fidelity to this call,
sanctify your Church by a new outpouring of the Holy Spirit, that we
might set the world ablaze with liberating truth and radiant beauty of
your beloved Son, Jesus Christ; for you, O Father, are the
lover of mankind. Amen.
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and earth;
and in Jesus Christ, His only Son Our Lord,
Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended into Hell; the third day He rose again from the dead;
He ascended into Heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God, the Father almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and life everlasting.
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be
thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done,
on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our
daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we
forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us
not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
May Your will be done in ______'s life on earth, just as it is in heaven. God's perfect will for your loved ones is their salvation in Christ Jesus. In saving us, God changes us, making us new creations (2 Cor. 5:17). Then He transforms us to live in His will on earth.
Our Father in heaven, may Your name be honored in ______'s life. Desire for your loved one to be honored, made holy, and cherished through the power of honoring and fearing God. When they hallow God's name in their life that attitude will spill over into their relations with others.