A Father’s Prayer

Heavenly Father,

I come to You today with a grateful heart. I thank You for Your love and grace that surrounds me every day. I am deeply grateful for the gift of fatherhood and for my children.

I humbly ask that You would protect and guide my children as they grow. Grant them wisdom and discernment to make wise choices in life. I pray that they would come to know You personally and have a deep, abiding relationship with You.

I also ask for Your guidance and strength as a father. Help me to be the best father I can be, one who loves and leads my children in Your ways. Give me patience, kindness, and understanding as I strive to raise them in Your truth.

I pray that my family would be a reflection of Your love and light to those around us. Use us to make a difference in our community and world for Your kingdom.

In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

Suggested Bible Readings

Proverbs 22:6 ESV

Train up a child in the way he should go;
    even when he is old he will not depart from it.

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Psalm 127:3 ESV

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord,
    the fruit of the womb a reward.

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Ephesians 6:4 ESV

Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

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Proverbs 13:24 ESV

Whoever spares the rod hates his son,
    but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him.

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Proverbs 29:17 ESV

Discipline your son, and he will give you rest;
    he will give delight to your heart.

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Isaiah 54:13 ESV

All your children shall be taught by the Lord,
    and great shall be the peace of your children.

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