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Father's Day Prayer

Dear merciful and gracious God
The Supreme Father of wisdom
The One who provides knowledge and understanding
The guiding light of all creation
Leader, provider, and shepherd of our fathers

I call upon You today in a mighty way 
Please shed Your love of intercession on our fathers
Guide their feet while they run this race
Strengthen their hearts as they walk Your way
Cleanse their thoughts as they strive to stay on Your path
Provide them with hope as they learn to pray 
Sustain them with Your love from day to day

Touch their total being as the family’s foundation
Show them wisdom to provide wise counsel 
Open their hearts to impart Your values and the Gospel
Walk with them and guide their feet around sinking sand
Listen to their pleas all across Your land

Mold them as You are the potter and they are the clay
Teach them how to kneel with children and pray
Talk with them as they would with their child and family 
Impart divine wisdom, knowledge, and understanding upon them
Wrap them in Your mercy and surround them with Your glory

These blessings I ask as Your humble servant
In the name of Your begotten son Jesus
The Morning Star of all creation
Singing praises to His name
Henceforth until everlasting
Bless all fathers today and always,


Author’s comments:  I thank God for my father, Kenneth Spence, a great father.  He was the 
kind of person when the dinner table was set you don’t want to be late.  His stories were 
entertaining and victorious.  His instructions were always helpful and meritorious and his 
praises uplifting and glorious.  May he rest in peace!


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  1. Date: 12/7/2012 6:04:00 AM
    A delightful and moving piece; loved the concept and message of your poem; wished you were more attentive to the punctuation that can enhance this work. -Joe Breunig, Reaching Towards His Unbounded Glory

  1. Date: 8/17/2011 12:05:00 PM
    Awesome psalm dear poet ! I thank our Heavenly Father for your father, for the ! Much love, james

  1. Date: 5/28/2011 4:20:00 AM
    Need I say more, without offending you ! Have a wonderful day sir ! Much love, james

  1. Date: 12/9/2010 8:29:00 AM
    Hello Mr. Spence ! I was reading poems which I had favorited in the past, this morning, and waltzed to this one with great anticipation, because; when I took notice of the title, rememberance took hold of me from the beauty of its content, how could one forget this one ! I read the comment which I posted on your fantastic write, and would like to add: You dear soul, must have, loved your dear father so very much; these words ring Sir ! Thank you for sharing ! much love, james

  1. Date: 10/31/2010 10:41:00 PM
    Beautifully written... I can see your effection for your progenitor. Thank you for commenting on my poem.

  1. Date: 7/9/2010 12:45:00 PM
    What a wonderful tribute this is, GOd bless your father.... all fathers....even though i share a complex relationship with my father, i try to talk, ignore n understand him and look for reasons to calm myself down. i could relate to it otherwise and thank you for your heartfelt remarks on my fune........God bless.

  1. Date: 6/29/2010 11:29:00 PM
    Wow, I think this is really a great Father's Day Prayer, one that would be so wonderful to share! God bless your father's soul :)-- and thank you for your insights and suggestion for my Sunflower poem :) that's from my imagination though but I sure do appreciate you looking into all those forms of poetry--I never knew there were so many to choose from--thank you :)--nikko :)

  1. Date: 6/28/2010 4:30:00 PM
    Beautiful prayer for fathers! You are now one of my favorite poets!

  1. Date: 6/26/2010 10:34:00 PM
    A beautiful tribute to All Fathers, Joseph!! Sorry I missed this as I've been busy w/school. However, I'm glad you left a comment on one of my poems or I would not have seen this! God bless you, our Fathers and all who try to be the best they can be! Thanks for reading my poems and leaving comments on them...Peace, Audrey

  1. Date: 6/25/2010 2:56:00 PM
    wonderful thanks for your comment GOOD luck with all your gifted poems.

  1. Date: 6/23/2010 9:34:00 PM
    What more can one say, you said it all for everyone. What a great poem for a Father! Couldn't help but think of Daddy and my late husband. I also related to Our Liberty Blazing Soldiers since my hubby died from serving in Viet Nam. You gave me so much to think about. Thank you!!! And thanks for the nice comments on my first poem to Latasha. God Bless, Marge

  1. Date: 6/23/2010 12:33:00 PM
    What an awesome Father's Day poem to share with the world...Great write my friend

  1. Date: 6/23/2010 8:33:00 AM
    Mr. Spence...what an uplifting and faithful write this was to our Heavenly "Father" ! This goes straight to mine favz ! I have the goose bumps from reading this ! TY james

  1. Date: 6/23/2010 6:20:00 AM
    Wow, Joseph what an awesome universal prayer.. - God bless you Wilma

  1. Date: 6/22/2010 9:03:00 PM
    Excellent.May God listen to all your prayers and bless you all the time. Swetha

  1. Date: 6/21/2010 1:22:00 PM
    Great write in honor of your father..If only..more fathers today would stand up and be counted..Children need their father's love and approvel...Keep the creative pen flowing..Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my work.My write about the cemetery was not that eloquent but it was from the heart...I will have to go back to the cemetery and spray with some weed killer..I promised daddy that I would tend to it as long as I was able until my death...Sara

  1. Date: 6/21/2010 11:32:00 AM
    Outstanding read Joseph *Blessings*

  1. Date: 6/21/2010 9:08:00 AM
    I agree wth Celene. Father's Day for the last 7 years has brought me tears but also beautiful memories. Your writing is very masterful, Joseph. Love, Lainie

  1. Date: 6/21/2010 8:20:00 AM
    Deep touching prayer for all our dads including those waiting for us in heaven,you brough a tear,now my cheeks are wet:),lovely dedication!C

  1. Date: 6/21/2010 8:18:00 AM
    A souldropper of a prayer