Dear Lord and Father of us all, how I bless and thank You for placing me in my family and for the blessing of my dear father, who gave me life.
Thank You for the joy and fun that we have shared together over the years, and for his wonderful example and trust in You. Thank You for his wisdom, his patience and the many lessons that he taught me as I was growing. Thank You for his strength in times of difficulty, his wisdom in times of trouble, his honesty in times of correction, his gentleness in times of pain, and thank You that he taught me about Jesus from being a child.
As he is advancing in years, I pray that You will be with him and take care of him. Keep him from all harm and danger and prepare his heart for the day when he will see You face to face. I pray that on that glorious day, he will hear You say, "well done good an faithful servant."