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SIMPLY BLESSED...Prayer for Fathers

Father God I come to you on this day we celebrate our relationships with "Fathers" with a glad heart and a grateful spirit. Thank you Lord for my biological father who helped give me life...and for my step-father, who raised me and taught me how to live life to the fullest. Today I offer thanks and praise for all Fathers...

Let us praise those fathers who have striven to balance the demands of work, marriage, and children with an honest awareness of both joy and sacrifice. Let us praise those fathers who, lacking a good model for a father, have worked to become a good father.

Let us praise those fathers who by their own account were not always there for their children, but who continue to offer those children, now grown, their love and support. Let us pray for those fathers who have been wounded by the neglect and hostility of their children.

Let us praise those fathers who, despite divorce, have remained in their children's lives. Let us praise those fathers whose children are adopted, and whose love and support has offered healing.

Let us praise those fathers who, as stepfathers, freely choose the obligation of fatherhood and earned their step children's love and respect. Let us praise those fathers who have lost a child to death, and continue to hold the child in their heart.

Let us praise those men who have no children, but cherish the next generation as if they were their own.

Let us praise those men who have "fathered" us in their role as mentors and guides.

Let us praise those men who are about to become fathers; may they openly delight in their children.

And let us praise those fathers who have died, but live on in our memory and whose love continues to nurture us.

Father God, please bless this Father's Day...and your glory. Amen


  1. Beautiful! My father died over 15 years ago, but still impacts me in a possitive loving way each day.

    P.S. Love this blog!

  2. I love this blog. My father died in 1994 but his memory lives on in the hearts and minds of his eight children and now 13 grandchildren.

    Thanks for writing such a positive blog about all the wonderful dads in the world.


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