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8 Prayers for Father’s Day

Father smiles at daughter on Father's Day

On Father’s Day we celebrate our fathers and father figures and the impact they’ve had in our lives. Like our mothers, we are thankful to God for all fathers and the gift they are to our world and families.

On this holiday, families gather to celebrate their fathers in various ways, which includes sharing a meal together and thoughtful expressions of gratitude for a father’s role in a family.

Father’s Day is on Sunday, June 18. These Father’s Day prayers are for fathers of all walks of life. May we lift them up in prayer this day and throughout the year.

In Thanksgiving for All Fathers

Heavenly Father,

Thank you for the guidance you give to the fathers of the world. Thank you for the fathers, grandfathers, godfathers and father figures in our lives. We are grateful for the leadership and care fathers provide for their families and loved ones.

Fill their hearts with joy today as we honor them this Father’s Day. Continue to give them wisdom, guidance and patience. May the lessons we learn from our fathers guide us and bring us closer to you.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Prayer for Men Who Want to Be Fathers

Dear God,

Please bring comfort to men longing to be fathers. In their time of uncertainty, help them to lean on you for strength, patience and understanding.

Be with him as he continues on his journey to fatherhood. Bring love and understanding into his heart at this time. May this season of waiting bring him into a closer relationship with you.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Prayer for Soon to Be Fathers

Loving God,

Thank you for the gift of life and all the fathers who await their children with joy! Give him the patience, understanding and love needed for his growing family.

Give him wisdom and guidance in this time of preparation. Surrounded his family with love, comfort and support. Fill his heart with joy. May he see his children as gifts from you to help better our world.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Prayer for New Fathers

Holy Father,

Thank you for all of the new fathers in our world and for the example you set out for them.

As he embraces his new role as a father, help him to navigate his new responsibilities. Give him strength and wisdom as he endures this season of transition. May this season bring grace, lessons and love he will carry on for years to come.

All this I ask in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Prayer for Single Fathers

Oh God,

Comfort those who find themselves as single fathers, regardless of the circumstances.

Surround them and their child(ren) with support from friends, family and community. Provide for the needs of his family, whatever they may be. Protect him and his family and keep him uplifted in troublesome times. May he find strength and peace in your loving care.

All this I ask in your name, Amen.

Father and daughter connect their heads together in love for Father's Day

Prayer for Fathers of Adult Children


Thank you for the fathers that have raised their children into adulthood. Thank you for the love, wisdom and guidance they have shared with their children, families and communities over the years.

Bless them as they support their adult children and navigate this new relationship. Help them to love, pray and support their family as it grows with new in-laws, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Be with them as they find new purpose and meaning in their lives.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Prayer for Estranged Fathers

Oh Lord,

Bring peace to fathers who are estranged from their children and families. No matter the circumstances, your love and guidance can bring healing to any situation.

Mend the broken hearts of those relationships. Give all the spirit of forgiveness to begin healing wounds that have lasted far too long. Give them grace, humility and understanding as they work to overcome the pain in their lives. May your support and love lead them to reconciliation.

All this I ask in your name, Amen.

Prayer for Those Mourning the Loss of a Father

Dear Heavenly Father,

On this day that we celebrate the gift of fathers, please bring comfort to those mourning the loss of their father this day. Remind them that although they are separated physically on this earth, they are together in their hearts and memories.

Help them to honor the memory of their father in a special way. In this time of loss and sadness, give them support and love from family and friends. May they know their father is in your loving care.

In your name, Amen.

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