The Perfect Father and a Father's Day Prayer
- He is a father to those without fathers. He defends widows, orphans, the weak and the helpless – all of those who are unable to defend themselves.
- He cares for and upholds every life, no matter how insignificant it seems.
- When one of his children strays into danger, he searches until he can bring that child back to safety.
- He is kind, even to those who are ungrateful and hateful. To all of us who want our own way and strive to build our own eternal home, he holds out his hand and offers a mansion.
Fathers hold an important role in molding future generations. This world doesn’t make a father’s life easy and often fights for control of his family. Pray for the fathers in your community, not only on Father’s Day, but every day.
Heavenly Father, I pray that each earthly father will seek your face and learn the wisdom for fatherhood from the One who is perfect.
I ask you to give earthly fathers the desire to pursue sincerity, honesty and faithfulness; for we know that you test each heart and take pleasure in integrity.
Cause each one to walk with honor, courage, and morality so that at the end of his life, he will have been a blessing to his children and to his grandchildren.
Give him a heart that is tender and merciful, and the desire to extend grace, born of strength, to his family.
Instill in him the unwavering strength and courage that comes with the confidence of knowing that his Father God is with him wherever he goes.
Read about fatherhood:
1Chronicles 29:17; Joshua 1:9; Psalm 68:5-6; Psalm 103:13; Proverbs 4:11-13; James 1:5; Proverbs 20:7; Matthew 6:26; Matthew 18:12-14; Luke 6:35-36; Luke 12:32; John 14:1-2; 1John 3:1
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