Prayers for Father’s Day

I found the following prayers in a book of prayers called, Prayers with Purpose for Men. I thought the following little prayers were worth sharing.

Happy Father’s Day,

Father, help me steer my children to pursue righteousness. Help me develop their courage, endurance, and good judgment. My desire is to establish in their hearts the right choices so they will follow them despite adversity. Help me encourage them to be gallant in upholding the values that reflect your holiness. Let them understand that you’re beside them so they can overcome their fears when pursuing a noble purpose. Amen.

Father God, how my children perceive me, their earthly father, will influence how they view you, their heavenly Father. I pray I will be the proper example of you in their lives by showing affection, benevolence, and consideration. I know your love is unchangeable and filled with power and wisdom. Bless me as I strive to develop the same unchangeable love for my family. Strengthen my resolve to illustrate your devotion to those in my life. Amen.

Lord, a family friend planted fruit trees, although years would pass before anyone benefited from his action. I realize that it takes a special individual to plan for the next generation. Develop an obligation in me to pass on what I have received and add to it. Let me plant seeds in my children’s hearts. May I nourish them so they grow into honest and upright citizens who reflect their Creator. Amen.

Heavenly Father, I pray my children will understand that they can make a difference through prayer. May they recognize your power and what they can accomplish when they pray in your will. May they pray daily so that they will grow in faith and become the Christian leaders this country needs. I ask you to anoint them with wisdom and give them strength and protection. My desire is that they choose to walk in your ways all their days. Amen.

A Prayer for the Sixth Sunday in Lent (Palm Sunday)

Almighty God, on this day your Son Jesus Christ entered the holy city of Jerusalem and was proclaimed King by those who spread their garments and palm branches along his way. Let those branches be for us signs of his victory, and grant that we who bear them in his name may ever hail him as our Lord, and follow him in the way that leads to eternal life. In his name we pray. Amen.

from The United Methodist Book of Worship

Prayer for the Second Sunday of Lent

Thou forgiver of sin, healer of sorrow, vanquisher of death: Draw us unto thyself, who are our salvation and our all-conquering hope. Make us citizens of thy kingdom, men of invincible good will, builders of a world where righteousness shall reign and the law of love shall triumph over hate and strife. Hasten the day when thou shalt take unto thyself thy great power and reign. Increase in us true devotion unto thyself; nourish us with all goodness; and of thy great mercy keep us steadfast; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Taken from The Methodist Book of Worship for Church and Home, 1965