Father’s Day Prayer 2020

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Photo taken in Utah.

Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali

Lord, I come to You through the Name of Your Son, Jesus, to bring You praise and thanks on this day to specifically be able honor our fathers and grandfathers. This day is set aside for these men who had or are having a tremendous influence on our lives.

You have created the family to work best with different roles for our fathers and mothers, with You in the center of it all. You are the one who has put the family together. Psalm 127:3Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb is a reward.

I want to lift up to You all the fathers and grandfathers that I know in my circle of relationships to ask You to strengthen and encourage them in their relationships with their loved ones. Give them patience and wisdom to lead and guide with Your love. Show them how to effectively follow the instruction in Ephesians 6:4. “And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord.” Have the goal of these fathers and grandfathers be what is expressed in in Proverbs 22:6. “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.

I acknowledge that some have experienced great pain around the subject of earthly fathers. I ask that You remind them to turn to You, the perfect Father who never fails or lets anyone down. Psalm 46:1-2aGod is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear.

In Jesus’ Name, I ask that You have a mighty movement of Your Spirit in fathers and grandfathers so that families will see what is expressed in Joshua 24:15b. “But for me and my house, we will serve the L0RD.” Amen.

2019 Father’s Day Prayer and Tribute

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Photo taken in Nebraska.

Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali

Lord almighty, I come to You today through the Name of Your Son Jesus to praise You for the gift of my earthly father (if deceased, for the memory of him). Thank you for the leadership, courage and protection that my earthly father provides. For ​I appreciate the opportunity ​I have today to specifically celebrate my father and recognize ​him for all the work ​he has put into my life. I praise you that there are fathers all across the country leading their families according to Your Word. Thank you for enabling these men to live a life honoring to You.

I realize that although Your creation of fathers was perfect in nature, sin has entered and corrupted that perfection. Because of this corruption, many have been left with long-lasting scars and pains from their earthly fathers. Direct those who have had an unpleasant relationship with their father or never knew him, with Your help, to forgive him and cast all their past hurts unto Jesus. 1 Peter 5:7 “Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.”

Thank you that no matter how much our earthly fathers ​may have failed us, You will never fail. Your Word tells in Psalm 27:10 “When my father and mother forsake me, then the LORD will take care of me.” You will always be there, arms wide open, ready to receive ​me, and that is a promise no one can take away.

I ask that You would teach fathers and future fathers to rely on You for wisdom and strength to lead and instruct their families. Show them how to model their lives and shape their influence to better reflect the example You have given in Your Word.

It is in the perfect Name of Jesus that ​I pray, Amen.

Father’s Day Prayer and Tribute

bikeLord almighty, I come to You through the Name of Your Son Jesus to praise You for the gift of our earthly fathers. Thank you for the leadership, courage and protection that our fathers provide and for the opportunity we have to honor them and appreciate all the work they have put into our lives. I praise You that there are fathers all across the country leading ​their families according to the Word of God. Thank you for enabling these men to live a life honoring to You.

I realize that although Your creation of fathers was perfect in nature, sin has entered and corrupted that perfection. Because of this corruption, many have been left with long-lasting scars and pains from their earthly fathers. Direct those who have had an unpleasant relationship with their father or never knew him, for their own peace, to forgive him and cast all their past hurts onto Jesus. “Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you1 Peter 5:7. For the fathers who have been hurt, I ask that You draw them to Yourself and restore their relationships with their children.

Thank you that no matter how much our earthly fathers have failed us, You will never fail us. Your Word tells us in Psalm 27:10 that “when my father and mother forsake me, then the LORD, will take care of me.” You will always be there, arms wide open, ready to receive, and that is a promise no one can take away. I ask that You would teach fathers and future fathers to rely on You for wisdom and strength to lead and instruct their families. Show them how to model their lives and shape their influence to better reflect the example You have given in Your Word.

It is in the perfect Name of Jesus that we pray, Amen.

A Father’s Prayer

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Photo taken in Nebraska.

Author: Elton Streyle, Photography and Editing: Ali

Heavenly Father, thank you for the good influence many of our fathers have had on us. I know that there are some who have not had a good father-child relationship, but what a privilege that we can all have a wonderful relationship with You, our Heavenly Father, regardless of our past. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16

As a father and grandfather, I come to You to pour out my heart to You and ask forgiveness for the failures that I have had in being the kind of husband and father that is best for my wife and children.

I realize that I need You to direct me to be the kind of father You want me to be. Develop in me the ability to “trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths” Proverbs 3:5-6.

Thank you that even when things look impossible, all things are possible with You. “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible” Matthew 19:26.

I want my family life to be Bible centered. Show me all that I need to learn from Your Word to make this happen. I ask that You work in my children’s hearts and direct them to be accepting of my Biblical approach to being a father and grandfather.

I give You thanks and praise in advance for all that You are going to do. I bring these requests in Jesus’ Name, Amen.