What Father’s Day Prayers are the best for honoring your dad?

“Dad, he dreams, he plans, he struggles, that we might have the best.  His sacrifice is quiet. His life is love expressed.

The role of the dad is one of the most powerful influences on a child’s life.  A dad has the amazing opportunity to “teach, encourage, instruct, mentor, praise, influence, guide and inspire” the next generation. 

May these Father’s Day Prayers and Scriptures encourage you and give you hope.

“One night a father overheard his son pray: Dear God, Make me the kind of man my Daddy is. Later that night, the Father prayed, Dear God, make me the kind of man my son wants me to be.”

How powerful those words are from the son to the dad and from the dad to the Son of Man! We desire to be the kind of person that our Heavenly Father wants us to be and yet we know in our human nature, we sometimes fall short. Not to worry, each day is a new opportunity, start today to become the man, the dad, God has intended for you.

Read Psalm 86 and focus on these verses;
“Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I call to you all day long.” (Psalm 86:3)
“Teach me your way, O Lord, and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name. I will praise you, O Lord, my God, with all my heart; I will glorify your name forever.”
(Psalm 86:11-12)

Prayer:  Dear Heavenly Father, teach me your ways and guide me in your truths.  Help me to be the best dad I can be, guiding my family with patience, speaking with wisdom and abiding in love.  Amen

More Father’s Day Bible Verses to Ponder


And as for you brothers, never tire of doing what is right.

2 Thessalonians 3:13

Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, help me to remember the words from Colossians 3:23, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, and not for men….” At the end of the day I come to you with a grateful heart for all you have provided for me and my family. Amen


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Do everything without complaining or arguing.

Philippians 2;14

Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, help me to teach my children to be thankful instead of ungrateful. We may not always have the same things that others have, but we have enough. Help me to show my children that you, Oh God of grace and mercy, will provide for my family. Amen

For more Father’s Day verses and Father’s Day Prayers please download the Father’s Day Devotional.