Dear Lord,

It could be so easy to write off Father’s Day as a ‘made up’ holiday created to fuel sales of cards, ties and golf balls. Yet it is so more because being a father is a sacred calling, a high privilege and a holy ministry.

We pray today for all fathers everywhere. May they understand the awesome responsibility You have given them. And may they may come to know just how needed they are.

Empower all fathers and those who father. Let them lean on Your grace. Allow them to be healed of all pain, hurt and selfishness. Enable them to love and then love again and then love yet again their children, their children’s children and Your children who have no fathers.

And may they be blessed eternally every step of the way.