Prayer Time on Sunday Morning: We host a prayer gathering on Sunday at 9:00 am each Sunday in the Upper Room. We would like to encourage you to attend as we seek God’s will across a variety of different topics, issues, and concerns. Please make a plan to join us next Sunday!
Prayer for Fathers on Fathers Day
Lord, help me to joyfully embrace sacrifice.
Fathers sacrifice. We are supposed to. It is God’s plan that we lead our families, and according to the definition of leadership given to us by Jesus, that we also ought to be the chief servants in our families. And that means we live lives of sacrifice.
Lord, help us as fathers to joyfully embrace the requirements of that fatherhood.
Lord, help me to love responsibility, not run from it.
God has made us, as fathers, to embrace responsibility. Those responsibilities include things like provision, protection, and guidance. And sometimes, if you think about it too much, the weight of that kind of responsibility can be near crushing. So crushing, in fact, that a father might be tempted to try and escape from under it.
Lord, help us as fathers to love responsibility, not run from it.
Lord, help me to remind my children of their true Father.
Fathers are shadows of a greater Father. God has given us these children not only to protect them, provide for them, and teach them – He has given us these children for us to point them to their true Father. I am, as their dad, a visible portrait of an invisible reality. In other words, both when I do the right thing and when I come up short as a dad, I am but a shadow of who God is. By God’s grace, I pray that our kids might say over and over again when they encounter God is something like this: “It’s like daddy, but better.”
Lord, help us as fathers to remind our children of their true Father.