Author: Ali, Contributor: Elton Streyle and Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali
Perfect Heavenly Father, I come to You through the Name of Your Son Jesus Christ to express my gratitude for the father or father-figures You have provided in my life. If he is deceased, thank you for my memory of him. Thank you for the wisdom I have gleaned from my father, and how he has set an example for me in following You. If my father is not a believer, please use me or other believers in his life to bring him to You.
Just as You have designed mothers to reflect Your character to their children, You have designed fathers to do the same. Psalm 103:13 (ESV) “As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him.” Thank you that even the discipline from my father is a result of his love for me. Proverbs 3:11 “My son, do not despise the chastening of the Lord, nor detest His correction; for whom the Lord loves He corrects, just as a father the son in whom he delights.” If this is not the motivation behind a father’s discipline, I ask that You would transform him to be more like You in this area.
Thank you for these specific attributes of my father: [insert your father’s attributes here]. Direct me to be more intentional about expressing my appreciation to him. If I have a difficult relationship with my father, I ask that Your Spirit would guide us to reconciliation, and if needed, that You would enable me to practice genuine forgiveness towards him.
In Jesus’ Name, Amen.