I GIVE THANKS FOR MY FATHER AND ALL EXPRESSIONS OF FATHERLY LOVE.
I treasure my childhood memories of feeling safe when my father or a father figure in my life was nearby.
I remember my father’s encouragement as I was learning to ride a bike, as we explored the wonders of nature together, and as he taught me to use money wisely. Even when I made youthful mistakes, my father’s sometimes stern but always wise judgment helped me find the way back to my right path.
I give thanks for both the sacred human and the unfolding expression of God within my father and everyone who has blessed me with fatherly love. Today I pray for my father and for all fathers, affirming for each of them growing wisdom, understanding, and willingness to nurture others with a father’s encouraging love.
As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love.—John 15:9