Prayers for the Week – Fathers

By Mike Ellis

Happy Father’s Day to all of the fathers out there! Today is a special day, a day when you are celebrated for the men you are, and for the job that you have done in raising your children. Thank you for all that you do! Today’s Bible verse comes from the book of Proverbs, the 22nd chapter, the 6th verse:

Train up a child in the way he should go: even when he is old he will not depart from it. ~ Proverbs 22:6 (ESV)

There is so much complexity on days like this, more than might first meet the eye. For starters, we are giving God thanks for the role that our father has played in our lives, both our earthly father and our Heavenly Father. However, this isn’t just a day to celebrate and give thanks. For many of you, this is a time of grief, of knowing that your father isn’t here anymore to celebrate with; for some, there is anger that your father isn’t here, either because he was taken already or because he never showed up at all. For others, this is a day of celebration, whether your …read more

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