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Fathers' Day - Prayers


Intercessory prayers for Father’s Day Mass
(By Kirk Loadman)

1- For those fathers who have striven to balance the demands of work, marriage, and children with an honest awareness of both joy and sacrifice. We pray to the Lord.
2- For those fathers who, lacking a good model for a father, have worked to become good fathers. We pray to the Lord.

3- For those fathers who by their own account were not always there for their children, but who continue to offer those children, now grown, their love and support. We pray to the Lord.
4- For those fathers who have been wounded by the neglect and hostility of their children. We pray to the Lord.
5- For those fathers who, despite divorce, have remained in their children’s lives. We pray to the Lord
6- For those fathers whose children are adopted, and whose love and support has offered them healing. We pray to the Lord.
7- For those fathers who, as stepfathers, freely chose the obligation of fatherhood and earned their stepchildren’s love and respect. We pray to the Lord.
8- For those fathers who have lost a child to death and continue to hold the child in their hearts. We pray to the Lord.
9- For those men who have no children but cherish the next generation as if they were their own. We pray to the Lord.
10- For those men who have “fathered” us in their role as mentors and guides. We pray to the Lord.
11- For those men who are about to become fathers: may they openly delight in their children! We pray to the Lord.
12- For those fathers who have died and gone for their eternal reward but live on in our memory and whose love continues to nurture us. We pray to the Lord.

Concluding prayer by the priest

God our Father,
in Your wisdom and love You have made all things.
Bless these men,
that they may be strengthened as Christian fathers.
Let the example of their Faith and love shine forth.
Grant that we, their sons and daughters,
may honor them always
with a spirit of profound respect.
Grant this through Christ our Lord. Amen

18 Father’s Day Bible Verses (Fr. Tony Kayala)
Psalm 103:13 (NIV)
As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him;
Proverbs 3:11-12(NIV)
My son, do not despise the LORD’s discipline and do not resent His rebuke, because the LORD disciplines those He loves, as a father the son he delights in.
Proverbs 23:22 (NIV)
Listen to your father, who gave you life,
and do not despise your mother when she is old.
Ephesians 6:4 (NIV)
Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord
Colossians 3:21 (NIV)
Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged.
Hebrews 12:7 (NIV)
Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as sons. For what son is not disciplined by his father?
Matthew 7:11(NIV)
If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask Him!
Joshua 24:15 (ESV)
And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the LORD, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.”
Deuteronomy 6:6-9 (ESV)
And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.
Psalms 127:3-5 (ESV)
Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.
Psalm 44:1 (NKJV)
“God, we have heard with our ears, our fathers have told us, what deeds You performed in their days, in the days of old:”
Proverbs 17:6 (NKJV)
“Grandchildren are the crown of the aged, and the glory of children is their fathers.”
1 Timothy 3:5 (KJV)
“For if a man know not how to rule his own house,
how shall he take care of the Church of God?”
Proverbs 22:6 (ESV)
“Direct your children onto the right path,
and when they are older, they will not leave it.”
Proverbs 20:7 (KJV)
“The just man walketh in his integrity: his children are blessed after him.”
Genesis 18:19 (ESV)
For I have chosen him, that he may command his children and his household after him to keep the way of the LORD by doing righteousness and justice, so that the LORD may bring to Abraham what He has promised him.”
1 Timothy 3:12-13 (KJV)
Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.
For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the Faith which is in Christ Jesus.

20 additional Bible verses on Fathers, arranged in Biblical Order
The position and authority of the father as the head of the family are expressly assumed and sanctioned in Scripture, as a likeness of that of the Almighty over his creatures.
OLD TESTAMENT
1) Enoch, a father who walked with God as a great man of Faith (Genesis 5:21-24; Sirach 14:16; Hebrews 11:5)
2) Noah, who was concerned about saving his children, taught them about righteousness. He also walked with God, leaving a great example to follow. (Genesis 5:29 — 9:29)
3) Abraham: “For I have chosen him, that he may command his children and his household after him to keep the way of the LORD by doing righteousness and justice, so that the LORD may bring to Abraham what He has promised him.” (Genesis 18:19 (ESV)
4) Moses: “And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.” (Deuteronomy 6:6-9 (ESV)
5) Joshua, who trusted God when others would not. Joshua didn’t care what other fathers were doing, he and his family were going to serve the Lord! “And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the LORD, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” (Joshua 24:15 ESV)
PSALMS
6) “God, we have heard with our ears, our fathers have told us, what deeds You performed in their days, in the days of old:” Psalm 44:1 (NKJV)
7) “As a father has compassion on His children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him” (Psalm 103:13) NIV
8) “Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.” (Psalms 127:3-5) ESV
PROVERBS
9) “My son, do not despise the LORD’s discipline and do not resent His rebuke, because the LORD disciplines those He loves, as a father the son he delights in.” (Proverbs 3:11-12) NIV
10) “Grandchildren are the crown of the aged, and the glory of children is their fathers.” (Proverbs 17:6) NKJV
11) “The just man walketh in his integrity: his children are blessed after him.” Proverbs 20:7 (KJV)
12) “Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it.” (Proverbs 22:6) ESV
13) “Listen to your father, who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old” Proverbs 23:22 (NIV)
14) “The father of a righteous man has great joy; he who has a wise son delights in him. (Proverbs 23:24) NIV
GOSPELS
15) “If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask Him!” (Matthew 7:11) NIV
EPISTLES
16)” Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord (Ephesians 6:4) NIV
17)” Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged.” (Colossians 3:21) NIV
18) “For if a man knows not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the Church of God?” (1 Timothy 3:5) KJV
19) “Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well. For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the Faith which is in Christ Jesus.” (1 Timothy 3:12-13) KJV
20) “Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as sons. For what son is not disciplined by his father?” (Hebrews 12:7) NIV