We come before You with grateful hearts for the blessings of our earthly fathers. We thank You for the love and guidance they provide, for their hard work and sacrifice, and for the examples of Your grace and goodness that they reflect.
We ask that You would strengthen and encourage our fathers in the roles You have given them, granting them wisdom, patience, and compassion. We pray that You would grant them good health, provision, and joy in their lives.
We also ask that You would give them strength to lead their families in the ways of righteousness and truth, to teach their children to love and follow You, and to be a shining light in their communities.
We ask all these things in the name of Your Son, Jesus Christ, and by the power of Your Holy Spirit. 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.
Ephesians 6:2-3 ESV
“Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.”
Ephesians 6:4 ESV
Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
Psalm 103:13 ESV
As a father shows compassion to his children,
so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him.