God bless all fathers and fathers-to-be.
A beloved and often repeated prayer by individuals and in groups begins, “Our Father ...” There is both great responsibility and reward in playing the role of a father. Encouraging confidence in young ones calls for a parent to be present in all stages of children’s lives. Often it’s not until after years of being present—sometimes when kids think they are smarter than adults—that fathers are appreciated for their wisdom and devotion. A prayer is a powerful way to bless fathers: “God, bless fathers with all they need to be wise and loving parents.” And perhaps a prayer is even more immediate when a father or a father-to-be prays: “God, guide me in being a father that enriches the lives of my children.”
I will be a father to him, and he shall be a son to me. I will not take my steadfast love from him.—1 Chronicles 17:13