Here is a prayer for fathers and grandfathers: to bless you for every good work and every act of love you have ever offered on behalf of the ones you love. If you are Dad or Granddad, you are deserving of blessing and honor for who you are and for all you do, no matter what your age, single or married.
Bless every father and every grandfather with the best of your spiritual blessings today. Let him know he is not alone in the tasks you have given him to provide for and support those under his care. Show him how much you delight in his work, and affirm the value of whatever You have given him to do—both as a father or grandfather and as a child of Yours. Confirm his worth daily so he has no reason to doubt whether he is loved in the eyes of his Heavenly Father.
Show Him What a Difference He Makes
Create in him a deep sense of trust in You, knowing that He can count on You to help him lead and protect those dependent on him. Let him know that every unselfish act of love and encouragement he has offered has been a gift that You receive gladly. Show him how effective the prayers of a godly man really are. Reveal to him what a difference he has and can make to those around him, no matter how big or small the assignment.
When challenging times push him beyond his limits, assure him that You can take Him further into the realm of possible impossibility. Speak deep into his spirit the powerful words he longs to hear from You—that nothing can ever separate him from Your love.
Reward Him for His Faithfulness
Help him to grasp firmly the promises of Your Word. Keep him standing with faith on the things You declare are true. Reward him for his faithfulness past, present, and future. Assure him that true success and satisfaction don’t lie in his accomplishments or accolades, but in the steadfast, Christ-like character You are forming in him.
Demonstrate to him Your amazing grace and forgiveness. Bless Him as he seeks to love and to know you with all of his heart, soul, and mind. Release him from unwanted burdens of false guilt. Bless him for his willingness to keep short accounts with You. Enable him to forgive both himself and others. Help him to see his children or grandchildren through Your eyes. Assure him that in Your hands is the safest place they can ever be. Strengthen his confidence in the Only One who can bring good out of any situation.
Give Him Godly Wisdom and Passionate Faith
Teach him how to meet the needs of his child’s life that are within his ability to do so. But help him to trust You for the rest. Push out any needless fears, and grant to him godly wisdom and spiritual guidance to lead and direct those precious children in Your path. When the time comes, help him release them into Your hands with prayerful love.
Complete any healing of past hurts or regrets that may interfere with parenting or grandparenting his children. Then build in him a sense of joy, humility, and playfulness that draw his family close. When plans don’t develop as he hopes, or dreams are not yet realized, open his eyes to see beyond this world to a greater joy that never disappoints. And remind him often that you are a Father who will never leave or abandon him or his loved ones.
Give him a passionate faith, a persevering spirit, and a powerful testimony that overcomes any weakness or doubt. Help him wear the armor of God daily You have provided for him as a spiritual leader and child of God.
Bless Him with Your Best
May this prayer for fathers and grandfathers remind him of how much he is loved. Today, and for all the days of his life, fill him with the best of Your blessings. One day I pray he will stand before you and hear Your ultimate words of praise, “Well done, my son, well done!”
In Jesus’s name,
This prayer originally appeared as A Prayer of Blessing for Fathers and Grandfathers on Crosswalk.
Happy Father’s Day
As a father or grandfather, you probably struggle with inadequacy, doubt, and fear in parenting or grandparenting, especially in these troubling times. What if things don’t change? Am I doing enough, being enough, leading my children in the right path? Am I meeting their needs? What more should/can I do to help my kids find their way in life? No matter how your father influenced you, positively or negatively, you want more for your children. You want them to stand firm in their faith, even as you desire that for your own life.
Know that Jesus loves you and wants those same things for you and that your work is never in vain. While you may never receive all the appreciation you deserve here on earth, God knows. He will applaud you as His child in eternity when you stand before Him and hear His “Well Done!” You bring pleasure to Him, just being His child and doing what you can as a father or grandfather. He will supply you and your family’s needs. This promise is for you:
And my God will liberally supply (fill until full) your every need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus, (Philippians 4:19 AMP).
Happy Father’s Day to every dad and granddad. I hope this prayer for fathers and grandfathers will encourage your heart on Fathers’ Day and every day of your life.
I like to repost this prayer of blessing for fathers and grandfathers each year on Father’s Day. You might also enjoy this post I wrote called, Five Characteristics of the Perfect Father.
Would You Like to Bless Your Husband, Father, or Grandfather in a Special Way?
Dads and granddads need encouragement, like all of us. To encourage them spiritually, they might enjoy the new devotional, Day-votions with Your Faithful Father: 90 Days with the One Who Wants to Meet All Your Needs. Would he like to discover more about our faithful Father, how He truly feels about us, and how much He longs to meet all our needs? Whatever our need, He has the supply and IS the supply! The needs in this book are universal and encouraging, whether for older teens, men, or women. Based on the attributes and activity of our faithful Father, you’ll see the thumbprints of God’s faithfulness on every page. Bless and honor Dad or Granddad any time of year–but especially on Father’s Day.
It’s Your Turn
How has God blessed you as a father or grandfather? What would you add in your prayer of gratitude to your father or grandfather? You can always write me through my contact page. Just fill out the basic name and address info, and then the email will come to me. Your name or info will never be shared with anyone without your permission.
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