November - Father


“So, he got up and went to his father. “But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.” ~ Luke 15:20


“And I will be a father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to me, says the Lord Almighty.”

~2 Corinthians 6:18


“You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.”

~ Psalm 32:7-8


Father God, you are my rock and my redeemer - my strong tower in times of trouble. You love me, you comfort me, and you are my protector. Father God, you are the perfect Father, and your mercy is new each day.

Thank you, God, for…


“The Lord your God, who is going before you, will fight for you, as he did for you in Egypt, before your very eyes, and in the wilderness. There you saw how the Lord your God carried you, as a father carries his son, all the way you went until you reached this place.” ~ Deut. 1:30-31


“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love.” ~ John 15:9


“Sing to God, sing in praise of his name, extol him who rides on the clouds; rejoice before him—his name is the Lord. A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling.” ~ Psalm 68:4-5


Father God, you created us in your image. Your Word teaches us how to live and how to relate to others. When we struggle with our earthly fathers and when we fall short as parents ourselves, you provide comfort and direction. Please forgive us for failing to follow you in our relationships, in our thoughts and in our actions…


“Yet you, Lord, are our Father. We are the clay; you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.”

~ Isaiah 64:8


Thank you, Jesus, that you love us and forgive us. Thank you for the opportunity to speak with you at any time. We cry out to you as we pray for the following:


Our world, our nation and our community: revival, restoration and a spirit of cooperation.

Freedom for the captured missionaries in Haiti and missionaries worldwide.

Our military, first responders and health care workers.

Those continuing to suffer from COVID and its long-term effects. Peace and healing.

Our daughters at Tabitha’s house - the entire nation of Haiti.

Our pastors as they minister to our congregation and to our world.

The people of Afghanistan and all those facing religious persecution.

Families facing unrelenting pressure - children, finances, health and aging parents.

Those facing cancer and other illness. Spiritual and physical healing.

Those dealing with mental health issues and their caregivers.


“May our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.”

~ 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17