Father's Day

Blessing for parents — Lauren Mallaby, Australia

Written to be shared with parents and carers at a church-sponsored child care centre. Easily adapted for Mothering Sunday, Mother’s Day or Father’s Day. If you made it on time to drop off, you are blessed. If you made it to drop off before pick up, you are blessed. If you made it with bits of […]

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Prayer of Intercession for Father’s Day

Mother Father God, creator and sustainer, we thank you for nurturing us like a mother. We praise you that your care and protection surround us like a father. On this Fathering Sunday, we remember all the people who have nurtured us, especially the important men in our lives, those who have seen, not just with […]

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Thanksgiving Hymn — George Stuart, Australia

Tune: Rivaulx  Click here to download the score and lyrics from George’s book, Singing a New Song, volume 1  These lyrics work well on Mother’s Day.  With the simple substitution of ‘father’ for ‘mother’ in the last verse, it fits in well on Father’s Day. For all the blessings in our life, For peace and calm amidst […]

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Father’s Day Prayer of Mourning (Luke 15)

While written in response to a specific event, these prayers are easily altered to be applicable today and might be used on Father’s Day, inserting current events and concerns. This prayers was originally written in memory and honour of Jo Cox, Member of Parliament, UK, murdered at her surgery, and her surviving husband, Brenden.  Jo was […]

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