Devos for Dad

I thought it would be appropriate to share some devotional activities for Father's Day.

Many times a day like Father’s Day will come and go and we realize all we’ve done is given cards or gifts to the men in our lives who we wish to honor.  On this Father’s Day, take time in your family for devotions together.

Read about fathers in scripture.  Select one or more of the following scripture passages.  Read together the scripture.  Name traits you see in the father whose story you have read.  Include what is good and what is not. Pray together giving thanks for these fathers in scripture: Genesis 37:1-11; Joshua 24:14-15; Matthew 2:19-25.

Make a coupon book for your father.  Include such coupons as these: This coupon entitles you to 1 back rub; This coupon entitles you to me laughing at every joke you tell today; This coupon entitles you to an uninterrupted nap; This coupon entitles you to your favorite dessert.

Trace your family’s history.  Talk about grandparents and great-grandparents.  If there are those in your family who have family names, talk about who each is named for and why.

Pray for the fathers in your family.  Ask everyone in the family to place their hands on the head of any fathers in the family and pray for God to bless each one.  Use the following prayer together on Father’s Day or another day in June: Dear God: We are all in need of care.  We thank you for the care you give to each of us and we ask that (your father’s name) feel your care this day.  We are grateful for this man who in so many ways helps us grow and cares for us.  We thank you for these things about him today:(family members list those things they love about their father).  Bless our family.  Help us show more patience than impatience; more laughter than anger; more understanding than disregard; more care than indifference.  Amen.

May we honor and thank God for the men in our lives who have taken the time to help us see God's love.  We'll be looking for you tomorrow between 8:30 and noon for the annual Father's Day Pancake Breakfast and worship at 9 or 10:30.

God bless you,

Vikki

From http://www.gbod.org/planning-calendar/fathers-day/resource/family-devotions-for-fathers-day

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