This coming Sunday is Father’s Day, and so fatherhood will be the theme for our Pray-Day Thursday! The role of an involved, caring father is irreplaceable in a child’s life. Your husband needs your prayers for him in this area!!! The following prayer is an excerpt from my book which will serve as a great launching pad for you as you pray for your man as a father.
If your husband is not yet a father — is isn’t to early to pray over him in future tense or personalize the prayer so that it will be applicable to his spiritual children.
Abba, thank You for being the ultimate Father. While I know my husband will never be perfect (as You are), I pray that he would model Your love to our children. Grant him wisdom, patience, and guidance as he journeys the path of parenthood. In a world where children are losing their innocence far too early, I pray that he would be their protector and shield. Lord, please show him how to discipline them wisely while loving them unconditionally. Through his words and actions, may they never question his love or Your love. Impress upon his heart the importance of his irreplaceable role as a father, and may he take that role very seriously. May he never raise his voice in anger or his hand in violence or lack of self-control. Please help my husband never exasperate his children; instead, may he bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord (Ephesians 6:4). I pray that our as our children grow older he can develop a true friendship with them and earn their respect. I pray that my husband would also be a spiritual father to many, finding young men that he can mentor in Your ways (2 Timothy 2:1-2). I ask all of these things in the name of Your Son. Amen.