Fathers In Our Lives

I’m not a dad. But I have a dad and I’m married to a dad. I know a lot of dads. But I also know men who aren’t dads. And I know our ultimate dad, God, our heavenly father. It’s good to have a day set aside for fathers. Otherwise we might take for granted the blessings of fathering in our lives. We might hold onto grudges and pain for broken fathering relationships. We might not consider the gifts that dads, grandpas, uncles, teachers, coaches and neighbors have to offer.

Let us pray:

Fathers in Our Lives

We give our thanks, Creator God, for the fathers in our lives.

Fatherhood does not come with a manual, and reality teaches us that some fathers excel while others fail. We ask for Your blessings for them all and forgiveness where it is needed.

This Father's Day we remember the many sacrifices fathers make for their children and families, and the ways--both big and small--they lift children to achieve dreams thought beyond reach.

So too, we remember all those who have helped fill the void when fathers pass early or are absent; grandfathers and uncles, brothers and cousins, teachers, pastors and coaches and the women of our families.

For those who are fathers, we ask for wisdom and humility in the face of the task of parenting. Give them the strength to do well by their children and by You. For those who wish to be fathers and through circumstances this is not their path, fill them with your mercy and peace and encourage them to follow Jesus’ path of leadership.


In Your Holy name, O God, we pray.

Amen.

-Slightly adapted from a prayer by Rev. Chuck Currie

We’ll be looking for you tomorrow at 9:00 or 10:30 am as we gather to worship, thank and praise God, our Father. And to celebrate the relationships we are given. There will be root beer floats between services!

Grace be with you,

Vikki

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