Heavenly father,

You are a great and mighty God. There is no other name in earth or above that is greater than you. I am constantly reminded of your authority.

As I examine the earth and submit myself to the rules you have put into place help me to submit to You, the creator of the rules. I choose your plans. I choose your wisdom. I choose your leadership.

I want so bad to be a good father to my girls. Please help me to be patient. Please help me understand each of their personalities. Help me to be an example of how a man should treat a woman. Please help my girls to be patient with me. So many times I don’t know what to do when I’m faced with hard choices. Help me to have wisdom in even the smallest decisions. Help me to understand how I can balance work and family life. I feel so much pressure to provide well for our family, yet I know that wealth and possessions do not bring happiness. This is such an important time in all their lives. I have such a limited time to have my greatest influence over who they will become.

I need your guidance and your wisdom. I cannot do this on my own.

Thank you for being by my side. Thank you for promising to help me when I call out to you.

In Jesus’ name I ask these things, amen.

A father’s prayer

James Dibben


5 responses to A father’s prayer

  1. Great prayer, my friend, and I’m proud of you for sharing it. Isn’t it cool to know that God hears your hearts cry? So amazing.

  2. I’m glad you did too.

  3. I agree! Where two agree on earth, so shall it be! Beautfiul prayer!

    Deb 🙂