A Father’s Day Prayer Full of Blessings

Let’s say a Father’s Day prayer to praise God for placing these honorable, kind, gentle souls in our paths for His loving light to shine through, providing us with a beautiful example of what it means to live for God. 

Most nations celebrate Father’s Day to show their appreciation for all the things their dads have done for them. It is a celebration of all their sacrifices, love, and gentle souls as they take on the role God has given them. 

There are a thousand ways to celebrate Father’s Day. It can be through cooking for your dad, buying the perfect gift, or even just spending time with them sitting on a couch. But the best way to honor and celebrate their teachings, wisdom, dad-jokes, protection, and love is through praying a Father’s Day prayer. Here are some guides!

What is a Father’s Day Prayer?

A Father’s Day Prayer is dedicated to all the men who love us, just like how God loves us. This prayer is for the men who raised and disciplined us to be the people we are today. A Father’s Day Prayer is a way of blessing our God-given authority, our fathers.

A Father’s Day prayer is not only meant for our biological fathers. We can also say a Father’s Day prayer to those who had a loving father that passed away, those who never knew their dad, those expectantly waiting to become a dad soon, and countless other situations surrounding the father-child relationship.

However, not everyone looks forward to Father’s Day. Maybe because some have not met their earthly fathers or their dads was not a fond fixture in their homes. Regardless of your situation today, remember that you have a Father in Heaven who will always be there for you.

Bible Verses We Can Meditate on as We Pray a Father’s Day Prayer

Psalm 103:13 – It says that the LORD has compassion for those who fear Him, just like how an earthly father shows compassion to his children.

Luke 15:20 – After wandering for a long time, the prodigal son returns home to his father. The father was filled with compassion the moment he saw his son from a distance. He ran, embraced him with open arms, and kissed him as he welcomed him back. 

Hebrews 12:7 – Hardships are God’s way of disciplining His children. The same way that we are disciplined by our fathers here on earth. So we must know how to endure it. 

Ephesians 6:4 – Fathers should not stir up their children’s anger. Instead, they are to bring them up with lovingkindness in the Lord’s instruction and discipline.

Proverbs 23:22 – Children are called to listen to their father who gave them life, and not despises their mothers when she grows old.

Proverbs 23:24 – A righteous child brings great joy to his father, and a wise son rejoices when he has a man that fathers him.

Proverbs 22:6 – Parents have a responsibility to train a child in the right way to go so that they will not turn from it when they get old. 

2 Samuel 7:14-15 – God promised David through Nathan that no matter how much he sinned and how harshly he was disciplined, God will always be a father who will love him the same. 

Exodus 20:12 – This first command of God with a promise says that children are to obey and respect their father and mother to live long in the land that the LORD is giving them. To obey and respect means to honor our God-given authorities at home. 

1 Thessalonians 2:11-12 – Paul remarks how fathers are supposed to lead their children. Fathers should encourage, comfort, and continuously remind their children to live a life that honors God. 

Why Should We Pray a Father’s Day Prayer? 

God designed Fathers to be the pillars of their homes. They were given huge roles and responsibilities to create a fruitful family that honors God. That is why on their special day, the least we can do is to show our appreciation for all the love and sacrifices they make for our respective families by praying for them. 

We must pray for them every day, and all the more, praying for them on Father’s Day so that they can better demonstrate what it feels and what it means to be loved by a father. But most importantly, this special day is an excellent reminder of our Heavenly Father’s unconditional love and grace towards us. That no matter how long and how far we wander, He never failed to be God, our Father. 

Who Do We Say Our Father’s Day Prayers

Earthly Fathers

Heavenly Father, thank You for giving us the best fathers we could ever have. Thank You for molding them to be outstanding role models in our lives and for everything they do to provide a comfortable life for us. I ask You to give them more patience when we’re difficult. Extend your loving-kindness to them when we’re even harder to love. May they be a reflection of Your grace towards us. Amen.

Father God, bless all the fathers who unconditionally love their families more than themselves. Please continue to strengthen them as they carry the responsibility of being a father and a husband. Thank You for their lives and for giving them to us. Thank You that we can get a glimpse of Your love here on earth. Amen.

Christian Fathers

Loving God, thank You for the life of fathers. Thank You for giving them the privilege of being the head of their respective families. Thank You for Your provisions to them, for equipping them to lead their families in a life that glorifies You the most. We pray that You will continue to protect them from evil and deliver them from temptations so that they can lead by example. Amen. 

God, we thank You for giving us fathers that love us just as how You would want us to be loved and cared for. Thank You that they respond correctly to the calling that You have given them. Thank You that we can see Your love through their lives. We pray that they will grow more in faith and continue to be dependent on You. Amen. 

Fathers who serve in the ministry

Lord, thank You for allowing these fathers to serve the church. I pray that everything they do will be according to Your will and way. May they never run out of love in serving You by serving others. May they always humble themselves to excel more in the work for Your kingdom, Amen. 

Dear God, I pray that the fathers who work in the church will never forget that their work is not in vain. When the going gets tough, please remind them that everything they do must be done in love. Because anything done for Your glory is never wasted. Also, teach them to serve with humility and integrity. Amen. 

Distant Fathers

Gracious God, please change our hearts from the inside out so that we can extend love and respect to our imperfect fathers. We know for a fact that nothing is permanent in this world. So we trust in You that we will be able to get along well with our fathers without awkwardness and pain in Your perfect time. We thank You, still, for their lives. Father, touch their hearts so they, too, can show their love towards us. Please continue protecting them as well. Amen. 

Dear Lord, thank You that even though we may not celebrate this Father’s Day with our birth fathers, we have a father that stood for us. You gave us fathers who provided comfort and became our role models. Thank You because You gave us a better one who will cherish and love us the way You do. We pray that You will continue to work in their lives so they will never run out of love for us. Amen. 

God, our Father  

Almighty Father, thank You for the privilege of calling us Your children. We know that if everything fails, your love will always be the one thing that never will. As you have declared in Your Word, no one can snatch us away from Your hands. That is how much You love us. So this day is a reminder that there is no Father like You. We give You back all the glory, Amen. 

Heavenly Father, oh what a joy it is to be part of Your family. We are more than blessed to be called Your sons and daughters. We have the most incredible privilege of spending eternity with You. And for that, we are grateful. We are thankful for everything that You do and what You will continue to do. We may not fully understand Your ways, but we know that Your purpose and plans will always prevail. So we leave everything in the hands of the One that created us. Amen.

What Do We Ask On Our Father’s Day Prayers?

Prayer for blessings and guidance   

Holy One, on this day, we ask You to bless all the fathers in our lives. Whether they may be a brother, friend, preacher, and even a grandfather, guide them in the right path so they can further navigate through the highs and lows of life as they carry their responsibilities in being both a father and Your follower. Grant the desire of their hearts, if it’s according to Your will. Amen. 

Prayer for the strength of a mountain

Sovereign God, we lift our fathers. Please give them the strength to endure their hardships and obstacles. May they see it as an opportunity to draw closer to You. Remind them to put on Your full armor so they can proclaim Your goodness wherever they are. Equip our fathers to be worthy of Your calling. And lastly, uplift their spirits by giving them divine strength to conquer the enemies inside them. Amen.

Prayer of hope, wisdom, and provision

Wonderful Counselor, we know that fatherhood is never an easy task. But because of Your grace, our fathers are making it through. I humbly ask You to give them hope on days when it is easier for them to give up. Give them wisdom on days when they’re torn between choosing what is good and what is right. Lastly, provide them with everything they need to continue their walk with You faithfully. May it be wisdom, knowledge, understanding, or discernment. Amen. 

Prayer for a growing relationship 

Father, thank You for the good relationship we have with our fathers that we have built over the years. We are blessed to be guided by such strong and respectful men. But Lord, we want to seek You more so that we can grow more in our relationship with You and with our respective families. Grant our fathers and us more patience, understanding, and love because we know that when we learn to love You best, we will be able to love others better. Amen. 

Prayer for those hurting on Father’s day

Almighty One, we may not have a good father to pray for today; we are still at peace knowing that You cause all things to work together for our good. If anyone needs our forgiveness, teach us to forgive like how You have forgiven us. Please help us to accept what happened in the past completely. We know that the pain we are feeling now will be our most significant breakthrough someday. So today, Father, we ask You to comfort us with Your embrace. Amen. 

Father’s Day Prayer to Our Heavenly Father

Father in heaven, I praise and worship You. Today, I celebrate and honor You, for You are the Lord of Lords and King of Kings. You are sovereign and victorious. On my worst days, You are my rock and refuge. On my best days, You are my strength and reward. Father God, I humbly ask for Your forgiveness. I am sorry for my lapses and shortcomings. Most of the time, I insist on doing my way and not Yours. Lord, forgive me for the times I know I’m wrong; I choose to do it anyway. For the times I’m not aware of my wrongdoings. And lastly, forgive me for always falling short of the person You designed me to be. 

But Father, thank You. Thank You for loving me the same even if I fail You every day. Thank You for the gift of life and for the opportunity to serve You freely. For giving me a family to love. For giving me a father to pray for on this day. For all the blessings and opportunities You have provided me. They are far better than what I deserve, but You give them to me anyway. Thank You For demonstrating to me what it means to love and be loved.

I thank You for Your grace, Father God. For Your love that never fails even if I act as a prodigal son or daughter. You still welcome me home with open arms. I will never forget how you held me on my weakest days and how you disciplined me on my worst days. Thank You that You continuously look for me. You even left the 99 just to find me, as You have said in Your Word.

Almighty Father, please continue to use my life as an instrument of Your grace. Break my heart for what breaks Yours so I can be a better friend, son, or daughter to my parents, and lastly, a better child of God. Happy Father’s Day to You, who is the greatest Father that anyone could have and anyone could ask for. I love You, and I lift everything to You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

In Summary

There may not be a perfect father here on Earth, but there are a million ways to be a good one. I am sure your father and Heavenly Father have done more than you could ever imagine. So on their special day, may you pray these Father’s Day Prayers to celebrate and honor a love like no other. 

Alex Shute
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Alex Shute
Alex is a family man and entrepreneur based in Los Angeles. His passion is to serve the global Church and bring people of diverse backgrounds together to learn & grow.