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15 Jun

Father’s Day

Family Devotions for Father’s Day 2014

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On this Father’s Day, or another time during the month of June, take time in your family for reflecting together about fathers. 

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Giving Thanks for Fathers Near and Far

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Oh God,
We thank you for fathers near
Fathers with strong arms . . .
We thank you, O God, for fathers far away
Fathers who ache for their families . . . 

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Call to Worship and Opening Prayer for Father’s Day

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All of us are shaped by the relationship or lack of relationship with our fathers. 

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Father’s Day Prayer

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Our Father who art in heaven,
bless the fathers who are on earth;
Those who work hard every day
to light a path and show the way;
Those who forget and don't perceive
the devastation when they leave.

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Litany of Peace for Father’s Day

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Loving God, we lift this day our gratitude for the loving men
who have brought us the precious heart of your Father Love.
We give thanks to you this day . . . 

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Father’s Day Call to Worship

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In a day when so many men are absent, we cherish the love of our fathers.
Thank God for fathers who comfort and encourage. 

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Prayer for Men for Father’s Day

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O Lord Our Heavenly Father:
You, who adopt orphan children and care for the widows;
You stand at the door staring at the horizon,
desiring that your prodigal children come home. 

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Prayer of Confession for Father’s Day

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Our Father in Heaven,
Hear us on Earth who struggle to imitate your love.  

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The Best Shave Ever: A Father’s Day Remembrance

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It would not be a long visit. Dad was in the hospital. The cancer had come back, and the outlook was bleak. "I know you're busy Richard, the holidays and all," Mom had said, "But I think Dad would like to see you." She didn't have to finish the sentence. She never did anyway. I knew. I was on the next plane.  

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