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Fathers Day Prayer & Blessing

The role of a father is key in the life of his family.

To celebrate these men, pray for fathers and bless them, here's a wonderful prayer, suitable for reading out in your church on Father's Day:-

O God, we thank you for these men
Men who have taken on the impossible task of following in Yourfootsteps
We thank you for their courage and strength

And our prayer is that as they learn what it means to be a father
That You would Father them, and apprentice them
We pray that you would teach them how to be good fathers
no matter how old or young their children are.

Give them hearts like your heart
That they may become known for
Compassion, tenderness, and mercy.
May they live lives full of love and grace.
May they not be afraid to discipline
And may they lead their families with great wisdom and gentleness

Anoint them to be warriors in Your kingdom
To wage war for their families in prayer
To be defenders and guardians of all that is true and good
Make them aware of the spiritual battle that You call them to engage in

Fathers, we honour you in your God given duty
May you walk free from the lies of the world
That say a father is not important

For we say that you are important
You are to be a light in darkness
A living example of God Himself

We bless you to be strong and courageous
To wear the full armour of God
To resist the devil, and to stand
Stand firm for your wives and children
Stand firm for the body of Christ


We bless you to go out and do great deeds for the kingdom of God
To become oaks of righteousness
To rise to the fullness of Christ
And to run hard the race that has been marked for you

We claim this blessing for you
That you would be counted righteous in this life
That by the grace of God you would be blameless
And that in so doing your children would be blessed

What you do in life echoes in eternity.
O God bless these men
And may their echoes be loud and full and pleasing in Your sight throughout all ages.

A shortened version of this can also be used, when time is pressing :-

Lord, we thank you for these men
We thank you for their courage and strength
Teach them how to be good fathers

Fathers, we honour you in your God given duty
We say that you are important
A living example of God Himself

God please bless these men and their families
In your name, Amen

You'll find the real story behind this father's day prayer and blessing at the Poem4Today website.

Blessing Prayer for Father's Day

Blessed are You, Lord and Father of all life, who has given to us the gift of the father of our family.
Today, we honor him and we thank You for the numerous good things that are ours because of him.
His love for us has been a sign of Your divine affection and a sharing in Your holy love.
His continuous concern for our needs and welfare is a mirror of Your holy providence.
And so, as we honor him we praise You, Father of all peoples.
Bless him this day with Your strength and holy power that he may continue to be a sign of You, our God.
May we, the members of his family, assist him in his holy duties as a parent with our respect,
our obedience and our deep affection.
Bless him, Lord, with happiness and good health, with peace and with good fortune, so that he who has shared of his very life may live forever with You, his God and heavenly Father. This blessing and all graces, we pray, descend upon the father of our family, in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen

Father's Day Prayer

God our Father,
In Your wisdom and love You
made all things blessed.
Bless these men, that they may be
strengthened as Christian fathers.
Let the example of their faith and
love shine forth.
Grant that we, their sons and
daughters, may honour them
always with a spirit of profound
respect. Grant this through Christ
our Lord. Amen

A Christian Father's Day Prayer

God our Father,
in your wisdom and love you made all things.
Bless these men,
that they may be strengthened as Christian fathers.
Let the example of their faith and love shine forth.
Grant that we, their sons and daughters,
may honor them always
with a spirit of profound respect.

Grant this through Christ our Lord.
Amen

A Father's Prayer

Thank you Lord
There's a roof up above me
I've a good place to sleep
There's food on my table
And shoes on my feet
You gave me your love Lord
And a fine family
Thank you Lord, for your
Blessings on me.

Father's Day Proclamation

"Fathers play a unique and important role in the lives of their children. As mentor, protector, and provider, a father fundamentally influences the shape and direction of his child's character by giving love, care, discipline, and guidance. As we observe Father's Day, our nation honors fatherhood and urges fathers to commit themselves selflessly to the success and well-being of their children. And we reaffirm the importance of fathers in the lives of their children. Raising a child requires significant time, effort, and sacrifice; and it is one of the most hopeful and fulfilling experiences a man can ever know. A father can derive great joy from seeing his child grow from infancy to adulthood. As a child matures into independence and self reliance, the value of a parent's hard work, love, and commitment comes to fruition.

Responsible fatherhood is important to a healthy and civil society. Numerous studies confirm that children whose fathers are present and involved in their lives are more likely to develop into prosperous and healthy adults. Children learn by example; and they need their father's presence as examples of virtue in their daily lives. A child's sense of security can be greatly enhanced by seeing his parents in a loving and faithful marriage." ~ George W. Bush President, USA

Fathers Day Resources

History of Father's Day - discover how and why this annual celebration of Dads started.