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New Father’s Day Sign:
Who knows best
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Who knows all.
Psalm 68:5 says, “A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling.”
Jesus taught his followers they could call God their Father, and that he knew what they needed before they asked him! And he gave a most famous model for prayer…
This, then, is how you should pray:
“Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.”
Wise earthly dads realise that they need a personal relationship with God as their heavenly Father. And that comes through knowing his Son, Jesus Christ.
Here’s a prayer you might pray this coming Father’s Day…
Almighty and ever-living God,
On this Father’s Day,
we acknowledge that all earthly fatherhood takes its name from you.
So we thank you for setting us in families
and for the joy that so often brings.
We thank you for fathers who have
provided and protected, guided and disciplined,
and in so many other ways, loved us for our good.
Many of us also thank you for spiritual fathers in the faith:
for those who first brought the gospel to us.
We pray for fathers to have willingness to encourage their children,
strength to discipline, tenderness to love,
wisdom in teaching, integrity in example.
We pray for those unable to be fathers,
for those without their earthly fathers through death or distance,
and for those whose fathers have not been all you intended for them.
Thank you that you reveal yourself in the Bible
as the father of the fatherless and the defender of widows;
that you promise to set the lonely in families.
Be the strength of all such people in their times of need.
We thank you that through faith in Christ,
we are your children by adoption.
We thank you for the eternal security and significance that gives us.
We thank you that your Holy Spirit enables us to call you
“Our Father in heaven.”
Help us always to rejoice in that privilege,
through Jesus Christ our Lord, AMEN.
– Rev Sandy Grant