1 month ago
A PRAYER FOR #FATHERSDAY
===================== We pray today for dads:
+ For new dads and grand-dads and step-dads and adoptive dads and solo dads
+ For baldy ones and beardy ones, skinny ones and cuddly ones. + For dads who tell terrible jokes and dads who dance to YMCA. + For dads who know how to fix things, and dads who just pretend they know how to fix things.
Father to the fatherless,
+ We pray for those for whom this day is sadder than it is happy.
+ Those who feel they have failed
+ Those who are grieving children they never had
+ Those missing their dads, or their children, even more than usual.
Father God, at a time of so much pain, where so many dads are distant, absent or even abusive, we lean into your ever-present love and healing. You are faithful and kind, especially to those of us orphaned, abandoned and hurt. As the Psalmist says, “Even if my father abandons me, the LORD will hold me close." Ps. 27:10
Father of Mercy, heal our many hurts, and restore the dignity, the strength and integrity of fatherhood in our families, in our communities and in our nations. As the apostle Paul says, “I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. And I pray that you may know love.” (Ephesians 3:14)
And finally Lord, for all those poor people everywhere who forgot #FathersDay , we ask that you would bless them this day, in your abundant grace and manifold mercy with the discovery of chocolate and half-decent cards in well-stocked convenience stores.
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