This is a wonderful day to celebrate for so many families.  Some of you still have the joy of being able to spend time with your father and others have wonderful memories of their dads,  but it’s also a difficult day for others.

Scripture says we’re to rejoice with those who rejoice and weep with those who weep.  So would you join me in praying for families and fathers everywhere.

Pray for families who have recently lost a dad (or granddad) and the grief they’re still working through.

Pray for dads who have lost a child and the pain they are reminded of on days like today.

Pray for men who want to be a father and have not been able to do so because Father’s Day reminds them of this heartache.

Pray for men who want to be a father and have not been able to do so biologically.  Pray they might consider adoption and being an incredible blessing to a child who needs a dad.

Pray for the families who have difficult memories because of a dad who abandoned them or was abusive in some way and they’re still dealing with the pain.

Pray for families who have gone through the pain of divorce and for children who have to split time with mom and dad.

Pray for the dads who are trying to lead blended families and the challenges they face.

Thank God for being a perfect heavenly father who loves you with an unconditional love and wants you to be a part of His forever family.


About bjrutledge

BJ & Janet were married in July 1977 They have three grown children who are all married: Jeremy & Whitney Rutledge, Chris & Julie Hurst, and Josh and Hannah Rutledge. They also have five grandsons, and a granddaughter. BJ says perhaps our greatest legacy is even though our kids are PK's, they love Jesus and are all involved in ministry in the local church. BJ has served at churches in Dallas - Bossier City, LA - Houston - and was at Fellowship of the Woodlands (Woodlands Church) in The Woodlands before coming to Grace Fellowship. BJ is the Legacy Pastor at Grace Fellowship Church in Paradise, TX.
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