A Prayer for Father

Heavenly Father,

I come before You today with a grateful heart, giving thanks for the earthly father You have placed in my life. I thank You for the love and guidance he has provided, for the sacrifices he has made, and for the example he has set. I ask that You would bless him and surround him with Your love and grace.

I ask that You would give him wisdom, discernment, and understanding as he leads and makes decisions for our family. I ask that You would give him strength and courage to fulfill the responsibilities You have placed on him. I pray that he would be a man of integrity, humility, and faithfulness.

I ask that You would protect him and keep him safe, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. I pray that he would find fulfillment and joy in You and in his role as a father.

I also pray for those fatherless, that You would provide for them, and surround them with loving mentor figures who would help guide them through their lives and be positive role models for them.

I give You all the glory, all the honor, and all the praise. In the precious name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.

Suggested Bible Readings

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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Colossians 3:21 ESV

Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.

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Psalm 103:13 ESV

As a father shows compassion to his children,
    so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him.

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