A Prayer for the Fatherless on Father’s Day

“Father of the fatherless and protector of widows is God in his holy habitation. God settles the solitary in a family.”  – Psalm 68:5-6

ABBA Father,

I pray for the thousands of children here in the US who are without a father to call their own and for the millions around the world who are longing for a daddy.

I praise You that You care more about the fatherless than anyone.

You are their defender, their protector, their sustainer. You are their Father when they have none.

I praise You that we can trust in You to work your purposes in each one of these children’s lives.

I praise You for how you are at work to provide them with earthly fathers. That it is Your heart to place them in families.

Lord, have mercy! Don’t leave them as orphans! Magnify yourself in pouring out your mercy in their lives here and around the world!

Stir your church to visit orphans in their affliction and make visible the glorious gospel!

Awaken the church to the need and the awesome opportunity to minister to the “least of these” and in doing so, to care for Jesus! O the thought of that is amazing. Overwhelming!

Move us, shake us, break us O Lord to have your Father’s heart this day for those who need a father.

In all this, I pray in the name of Jesus, that you would do more than I could ask or imagine for the sake of your name and the joy of the fatherless!

Amen.

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ABBA Fund has the honor of celebrating fathers all year long as we walk alongside families who have responded to God’s call to care for the fatherless — the orphan — by adopting them into their own families as sons and daughters … just as God desires to do for each of us (Ephesians 1:4-8). What a blessing that is!

As your family celebrates Father’s Day this weekend, we hope you will prayerfully consider honoring that special father in your life with a gift in his name to ABBA Fund to help waiting adoptive fathers bring home sons and daughters who will call them “daddy.”

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