March 5, 2011 Comments Off on Father
 Thank you, friend Jesus,
for my father who loves me,
for my grandfather who cares for me,
and for God, your father and mine,
who made me and is always with me.
How lucky I am!
Gaynell Bordes Cronin
From Friend Jesus: Prayers for Children
 Almighty God and Creator, you are the
Father of all people on the earth.
Guide, I pray all the nations and their leaders
in the ways of justice and peace.
Protect us from the evils of injustice,
prejudice, exploitation, conflict and war.
Help us to put away mistrust, bitterness and hatred.
Teach us to cease the storing and using of implements of war.
Lead us to find justice, peace and freedom.
Unite us in the making and creating of the tools of peace
against ignorance, poverty, disease and oppression.
Grant that we may grow in harmony and friendship as brothers and sisters
created in Your image, to Your honor and praise. Amen.
From an Orthodox Christian prayerbook
Pityra Gayatri Mantra
Om Pitra Ganay vidmahe Jagat dharinaye dhimahi tanno pitro prachodyat.
O Indra, give us wisdom as a father gives wisdom to his sons.
Indra kratum na aa bhara pitaa putrebhyo yathaa
-Rig Veda .VII.32.26