Thank You for being our Father and our Creator, Prayer by Fr. Slavko Barbaric

God our Father, Creator of Heaven and of earth, along with Mary, Your most humble servant, and in the name of Your Son, Jesus Christ, we wish to thank You today. Thank You for being our Father and our Creator, thank You for Your almightiness and for Your beauty, and for Your love. But we also ask that You, O Father, open all our eyes so that may from day to day give You more and more honor and praise because You are an almighty, beautiful and loving Father. Give us the grace, O Father, that from our hearts prayer may flow like the fresh water from the spring. Open all our eyes for Your mercy and open all our hearts with the spirit of gratitude, so that we may constantly become more grateful toward You. Therefore we ask You, in the name of Your son, Jesus Christ, free us of all pride and egotism, free us of all Godlessness, from all praying to false gods, so that we may belong only to You, because You, and only You, are our God. We ask You on behalf of all those who do not yet recognize You, who do not love You, who do not hope in You and who still doubt in Your mercy, let us all discover Your love and Your Mercy, so that we all may then become witnesses to Your love, through Christ, our Lord. Amen.

–Fra Slavko Barbaric, Medjugorje; August 27, 1999

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