Father’s Day Prayers, Blessings, and Bible Verses

Father’s Day is around the corner. If you are looking to spread a Christian message on Father’s day, here’s your stop. These prayers, blessings, and scriptures are perfect to share with Dad, Grandpa, or that special man in your life.

You can use them personally to pray over Dad, write them in a card, or share them publicly. However you choose to use them, remember that the purpose is not only to honor Dad, but also to praise our Heavenly Father who gave us these father figures that we love and respect.

Father's day prayers and blessings

Father’s Day Prayers

These are prayers based on the scriptures listed to petition God on behalf of our fathers. I hope they inspire you to say or write your own prayer for your Dad or father figure this Father’s Day.

Prayers for Godly Fathers

I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ,  and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

Ephesians 3:16-19 NIV

Thank you God for my Dad and for all father’s who lead their children in truth. I pray ask that from your glorious riches, Lord, that you will strengthen his faith and root him in your love. May he be filled with the fullness of knowledge of you Lord and continue to use their understanding to bless others. In Jesus’ Name, amen.

Prayers for Absent Fathers

For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives…

Colossians 1:9 NIV

Lord, you know that my Father is not active in my life right now. I thank you for being there for me and the ones you have allowed to take his place. I ask that you would help me to not cease to pray over my absentee dad. I want to ask continually that you would fill him with your wisdom and understanding. May he seek to repent and make reconciliation for his past choices and serve you going forward. Amen.

Praises to Our Heavenly Father on Father’s Day

See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.

John 3:1 NIV
Happy Father’s Day, Lord! I praise you for your great love that you have lavished on us. Thank you for calling us your children and adopting us into your family. You are so deserving of all honor, glory, and devotion. I am blessed to call you Abba Father.

happy Father's day prayer

Father’s Day Blessings

These blessings are all scriptural blessings straight from the Psalms. You may choose to read or quote the Psalms as your prayer or use the simple prayer I’ve composed based on the scripture below to pronounce the blessing.

Blessings Over My Father

Blessed are all who fear the Lord,
    who walk in obedience to him.
 You will eat the fruit of your labor;
    blessings and prosperity will be yours.
 Your wife will be like a fruitful vine
    within your house;
your children will be like olive shoots
    around your table.
 Yes, this will be the blessing
    for the man who fears the Lord.

Psalm 128:1-4 NIV

Blessing on you, Dad, as you fear the Lord and walk in obedience to Him. He promises that you will eat the fruit of your labor and will prosper. You wife and children will grow and be fruitful as well. May it be by the Lord’s word for the man who fears the Lord.

Blessings Over Father’s to Be

May the Lord cause you to flourish, both you and your children.

Psalm 115: 14 NIV

May the Lord grow and bless you and your unborn child. As you trust in the Lord and walk in His truths, He will flourish and prosper you according to His word.

Blessings Over Families Missing their Fathers

A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling.

Psalm 68:5 NIV

God is a father to the fatherless. May those hurting this Father’s day feel the love, peace, and compassion of their Heavenly Father. May they trust Him as He provides their needs.

Father’s Day Bible Verses

These scriptures are perfect for encouraging or praying over our godly Father’s. All of the scriptures listed under the prayers are also great bible verses to share with Dads. Feel free to share the image on social media as well.

  • The righteous lead blameless lives; blessed are their children after them. Proverbs 20:7 NIV
  • As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him; Psalm 103:13 NIV
  • For you know that we dealt with each of you as a father deals with his own children, encouraging, comforting and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory. 1 Thessalonians 2:11-12 NIV
  • Whoever fears the Lord has a secure fortress, and for their children it will be a refuge. Proverbs 14:26 NIV
  • Children’s children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children. Proverbs 17:6 NIV
  • May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 NIV

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