I come before You today in gratitude and humility. I am aware of my imperfections, and I ask for Your forgiveness for the times I have fallen short. Give me the grace to learn from my mistakes and to grow in Your love.
I thank You for the blessings and provision You have bestowed upon me and my family. I humbly ask for Your guidance and wisdom as I raise my children in Your ways. Help me to be the kind of father that You have called me to be: loving, patient, and selfless. Give me the strength to lead by example and to teach my children to love and serve You.
I pray for my children, Lord. Protect them, guide them, and give them the wisdom to make good choices. Help them to grow in their faith and to understand the truth of Your word. Give them the courage to stand for what is right, even in the face of adversity.
I also lift up to You all the fathers around the world. Give them the wisdom and strength they need to be the leaders and role models their families need.
In the name of Jesus Christ, 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.
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.
Colossians 3:21 ESV
Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.
Psalm 127:3 ESV
Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord,
the fruit of the womb a reward.
Proverbs 13:24 ESV
Whoever spares the rod hates his son,
but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him.