One use of the preposition para (not por) in Spanish is to indicate the recipient of the action in the sentence. In other words, it expresses who/what benefits from the action. Have a look and listen to these examples:
In all the examples above we can see who/what benefits from the action of the verb: mi hija, tu padre, los gatos, la iglesia.
See also Por vs Para in Spanish: Using para (and not por) to say who you work for
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