On Father's Day
Today, heavenly Father, we pray for fathers on earth.
For the fathers who have loved and provided for us – we thank you for them. For their kindness
For those fathers who have struggled in their role, we pray for them and for healing relationships with their children.
For those amongst us who are fathers,
We pray that you will help them to be godly and upright men
Who lead their households in faith and love
And that they will bring their children up in the training and instruction of the Lord.
Lord, we pray for those amongst us who would like to be fathers, but are not – Lord, comfort them in their grief and sustain them daily.
Lord, for those for whom today is a day of grief, either over the loss of a father, or the pain of a poor relationship – give them comfort Lord. Help them to know that you are their Heavenly Father that provides all they need and who loves them totally and completely.
Thank you for the gift of relationships Father, and especially today, for fathers.