I read this Father’s Day prayer in my church bulletin this weekend, so I’m posting it here (editor’s note: this prayer was written by Rev. Chuck Currie):
“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.
In Your Holy name, O God, we pray. Amen.”
May our Heavenly Father bless all earthly fathers today and every day. Their influence as teachers and role models should never be underestimated.
NEW (JUNE 2013): A Christopher Prayer for Father’s Day