A Prayer of a Father

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Great God,

My existence I owe to you,
My value is found in you,
My identity as your son achieved by your Son,
secured through his death and resurrection.
With all that I am and all that I have I honour you.

As your son may my life make you smile,
as a husband let me present your daughter radiant and pure.
As a father may I lead your children in repentance,
as a friend let me share a burden and encourage with hope eternal.

In my thoughts, with my words, through my actions
may your Spirit produce fruit evident of your mercy, grace and love.

Amen

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