A Father’s Day Prayer

Psalm 103:12-14

New International Version (NIV)

12 as far as the east is from the west,
    so far has he removed our transgressions(A) from us.

13 As a father has compassion(B) on his children,
    so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him;
14 for he knows how we are formed,(C)
    he remembers that we are dust.(D)

Tomorrow is Father’s Day, a day set aside to remember our own fathers and to make the day special for our husbands.  We buy cards, gifts, prepare favorite meals—in short, we do all that we can to make the day memorable.

David loved his heavenly father and found it easy to compare God’s love for us to the love of our earthly fathers.  In this verse he says that our heavenly father has compassion on those of us who have an awesome respect for who He is.  And, he is mindful that God knows each and every molecule of our bodies so that he is even more in tune with who we are than our earthly fathers.

I was blessed to have a father who loved me, so it is not difficult for me to understand God’s love.  Some are not that fortunate, but I would like to tell you that you can still know a Father’s love.  John 3:16 tells us that God so loved the world, that he gave his only son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.” 

If you have not known the love of your heavenly father, then Father’s Day is a great day to begin that new relationship with Him.

Prayer:  Our father, as we anticipate another Father’s Day, let us set aside some time to focus on you, to thank you and praise you for all you have done in our lives.  And for those who find it hard to be in relationship with you because they missed out on a relationship with their own father, I pray that you will enable them to heal from old, failed relationships and have the courage and the faith to begin a new relationship with you.  Amen








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