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June 2011



A Father’s Day Prayer

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A Father’s Day Prayer

Dr. James B. Law

June 19, 2011

Dear Heavenly Father,

In the Book of Psalms we read, “How blessed is the man who fears the Lord, who greatly delights in His commandments.” We pray on this Father’s Day that You would raise up men of God whose hearts are touched with heaven’s fire. Men who pursue what You love and flee from what You hate. Men of God,

Who know and love the Lord with all of their heart,

Who treasure Your Word and apply it to their lives;

Who love their wives as Christ loved the Church,

Who nurture their children through godly example, teaching and love;

Who glory in the Cross and Your matchless grace,

Who, when they fail they would run to You not away from you.

Who are patient and kind and generous and good, just like You;

Who model servant leadership in their homes as well as in Your church,

Who are men of integrity and live with no secrets,

Who are men of vision and courage and sacrifice;

Who mentor their children, grandchildren and younger generations to live

for Christ in this world.

Who fight the good fight and who finish the course, and on that day when they stand before You, they would hear you say, “Well done, my good and faithful servant.”

Today, O Lord, we ask that you would do such a work in the fathers and the men among us.  We pray these things in the Name that is above every name, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

(Psalm 112:1-10; Jeremiah 20:9; Jeremiah 9:23-24; Matthew 22:37-39; Psalm 119:9-11; Ephesians 5:25; 6:4; I Corinthians 13:4-8; Joshua 1:1-9; 2 Timothy 4:7; I John 2:15-17; Matthew 25:14-30)



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