For the fathers, brothers, and sons among us and in the world around us. We pray for fathers - give them the ability to love in a way that reflects God's love. We pray for children - give them a spirit of obedience, of warmth, comfort, and of peace. We pray for the fatherless and those who struggle in their families. Lord God, be their Father when earthly fathers fail. Show them love and guidance, and help them to know a father’s love through your love, providence, and care. We give thanks and praise.