Prayers for Dads

Prayers for Dads – Day 3

Coming out of our last series I did a search for “dad” in the devotions within the Bible app and scrolling through this new one appeared. With my other reading speaking to me about the importance of prayer over fear and worry, this felt like a great devotional to pick up. Looking at the description, the topic feels so relevant and important that I have decided to get started. Today’s devotional shares the following description: “Spend time praying for the fathers and father figures in your life and worldwide through this seven-day plan. Pray over various biblical aspects of fatherhood.” So let’s get started, spending time praying for the dads and father figures in our lives and around the world!


Today’s Devotional’s Scripture References:


‘For you know how, like a father with his children, we exhorted each one of you and encouraged you and charged you to walk in a manner worthy of God, who calls you into his own kingdom and glory. ‘

1 Thessalonians 2:11-12

‘For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us so that whether we are awake or asleep we might live with him. Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing. ‘

1 Thessalonians 5:9-11

Every morning as I prepare for my day, I turn to God’s Word and time apart and alone with God for I know that God’s Word is alive and knows right where I am at. God’s Word can meet me right here and speak to me the truth in love! God’s Word will speak to me and help me be filled up and ready to step into my today in a way where today will be a Happy Today by choice because this is the day that the Lord has made and so I choose to rejoice and be glad in it!


Let’s be the dads who speak and teach and live our lives in a way that will help our wives, our kids, and our world to see the way they should walk, “in a manner worthy of God”! Let’s be the dads who speak and teach and live our lives in a way that will encourage our wives, our kids, and our world to see the way they should walk, “in a manner worthy of God”! Let’s be the dads who speak and teach and live our lives in a way that will energize and excite our wives, our kids, and our world to see the way they should walk, “in a manner worthy of God”! Let’s be the dads who are living our lives in a way that is worthy of the calling of God into His kingdom and glory! Let’s be the dads who are living our lives in a way that helps our wives, our kids, and our world to similarly live in a way worthy of their respective callings of God into His kingdom and glory! Let’s be the dads because “God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ”! Let’s be the dads who have obtained “salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us so that whether we are awake or asleep we might live with him”! Let’s be the dads who choose to “encourage one another and build one another up”!


Today’s devotional has been provided by Calvary Chapel Ft. Lauderdale.

Reading through today’s devotional, here are some takeaways for me: (check out the devotional on your own too to see if you pick up other nuggets, and please share your findings in the comments)

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Takeaways from Today’s Devotional:
Fatherhood Is Encouragement

  • Let’s be the dads who encourage!
  • Let’s be the dads who encourage our wives!
  • Let’s be the dads who encourage our kids!
  • Let’s be the dads who encourage our world!
  • Let’s be the dads who receive and follow the example of “our Heavenly Father who delights in encouraging His children“!
  • Let’s be the dads who follow God’s example of “working in our lives to edify and build us up, never to discourage, disparage, or demoralize us“!
  • Let’s be the dads who are working in the lives of our wives, our kids, and our world to instruct, improve, and build them up!
  • Let’s be the dads who are working in the lives of our wives, our kids, and our world for good, and never discourage, disparage, or demoralize them!
  • Let’s be the dads who are aware of the situation and don’t go charging in like a bull in a china shop oblivious to the damage we would be creating!
  • Let’s be the dads who follow God’s example and will by never snuffing out the smoldering wick or breaking the bruised reed but rather choose to mend and strengthen our wives, our kids, and our world!
  • Let’s be the dads who because we know where our wives, our kids, and our world are weak and faltering choose to fortify them at the right time!
  • Let’s be the dads who speak life and love to our wives, our kids, and our world!
  • Let’s be the dads who speak blessing, favor, and hope over our wives, our kids, and our world!
  • Let’s be the dads who choose to live our lives with good character pursuing God’s example!
  • Let’s be the dads who spend time with God in order to receive His encouragement into our hearts so that it can overflow into the lives of our wives, our kids, and our world!
  • Let’s be the dads who choose to be filled with the Holy Spirit in order that we can be encouragers over generation after generation as part of God’s good and perfect plan for our lives!
  • Let’s be the dads who remember and realize that our source who is God is limitless and as such empowers us to overflow encouragement for His praise and His glory forever!
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