Father's Day Prayer

Father in ocean, playfully tossing child.

On Father’s Day we honor those people who have been teachers, confidants, and friends.
We acknowledge that it is not biology that makes a parent,
But love and attention.
For those of us that have lost a father, or a child, we hold their memories in our hearts.
For all of us who are fathers, we ask for continued help in discerning how best to care for our children,
Whether they are 5 or 50 years old.
May the strands of relationship between ourselves and all of creation grow ever stronger.
May all of us, no matter what our place in the cycle of life, experience nurture and love,
And may we pass on that love to those we encounter on our own paths.
So may it be. Amen.