• Wartakanlah Injil kepada segala makhluk.
    Mrk 16:15

  • 你们往普天下去, 向一切受造物宣传福音
    谷 16:15

  • Everything is possible by the power of the Holy Spirit’s Grace.
    St Arnold Janssen

  • Segala sesuatu menjadi mungkin dalam kekuatan karunia Roh Kudus.
    St. Arnold Janssen

  • 我当传教士不是为主牺牲,而是上主给我的最大恩赐
    圣福若瑟神父

  • Với sức mạnh Ân Huệ của Chúa Thánh Thần, Mọi việc đều có thể được.
    St Arnoldus Janssen

  • Preach the Gospel to the whole creation./Anh em hãy đi khắp tứ phương thiên hạ, loan báo Tin Mừng cho mọi loài thọ tạo
    Mk 16:15

  • There are many different gifts, but it is always the same Spirit.
    1 Cor 12:4

  • And the Word became flesh and lived among us.
    Jn 1:14

  • Let the word of Christ, in all its richness, find a home with you.
    Col 3:16

  • To proclaim the Good News is the first and greatest act of love of neighbour.
    St Arnold Janssen

  • 传扬天国福音是第一且最大的爱近人行动
    圣杨生•爱诺德神父

  • Có nhiều đặc sủng khác nhau, nhưng chỉ có một Thần Khí/
    1 Cor. 14:4

  • 圣言成了血肉,寄居在我们中间
    若 1:14

  • Ada rupa-rupa karunia, tetapi Roh satu
    1 Kor 12:4

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Friday, 30 August 2019 12:07

Blessing on Father's Day

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Blessing on Father’s Day

Ever Bountiful Lord,

Bless every father and grandfather with the best of your spiritual blessings today. Let him know he is not alone in the tasks you have given him. Show him how much you delight in his work and affirm the value of whatever You have given him to do. Confirm his worth daily so he can have no reason to ever doubt Your love and faithfulness.

Fathers Day 450Create in him a deep sense of trust in You, knowing that He can count on You to help him lead and protect those dependent upon him. Let him know that every unselfish act of love and encouragement he has offered has been a gift that You receive gladly. Show him how effective the prayers of a godly man really are, and what a difference he has and can make to those around him, no matter how big or small the assignment.

When challenging times push him beyond his limits, assure him that You can take Him further into the realm of what is possible. Speak deep into his heart the powerful words he longs to hear from You—that nothing can ever separate him from Your love.

Complete any healing of past hurts or regrets that may interfere with parenting or grand-parenting his children. Build in him a sense of joy, humility, playfulness and faithfulness that draw his family close. When plans don’t develop as he hopes, or dreams are not fully realized, open his eyes to see beyond the moment to a greater joy that never disappoints, and to a Father who will never leave or abandon him or his loved ones.

May he be blessed with an ever faithful and loving wife, but if he is alone, suffering the loss of his wife and mother of his children, may he know a tenderness that meets and supports him in ways that You alone know.

Today, on other special days, and for all the days of his life, fill him with the best of Your blessings, so that one day he will stand before you and hear from You Your ultimate words of praise and gratitude: “Well done, good and faithful son!”

In Jesus’ Name!
Amen.

(Prayer by Fr Frank Gerry SVD)

Read a Father's Day homily from Fr Frank Gerry here

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