Blessings to all godly men who are fathers,
not perfect, but relying totally on God's help!

A father's hands provide well for his family,
In quiet strength he leads and he protects.
Gently he guides, builds up, gives affirmation,
Each child in truth and tenderness corrects.
A father's soul is blessed with joy and gladness
He sees each one with tender eyes of love.
He finds new strength while listening, talking, praying
With God, His heavenly Father up above.
A father's heart is open wide for others.
He shares his faith and is a loyal friend.
Gives of himself in ways one cannot measure,
Is patient, kind, each quarrel he will mend.
A father's love, a precious, treasured blessing!
It gives assurance for the trials children face.
It conquers fear, gives strength for every testing.
May you always know his love, his heart of grace!

Karin Ristau©

I know it's not Father's Day yet
but feel free to use this -
just keep my name with it!


Ginny said...

Such a lovely poem, too bad all fathers aren't just like this!!!

ellen b. said...

I so appreciate the gift God has given you of putting words and thoughts together so beautifully and meaningfully, Karin!

Betty said...

I love it. Something I will use for Father´s day. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

How very precious, Karin. Thank you.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Karen, How are you? the job???? Hope you are doing fine.

Love the Father's Day Prayer. I miss my Daddy so much --and he's been gone since 1969....

Thanks for sharing.

Bernie said...

This is beautiful, I love your post. They are always filled with Faith, Hope and Love.....:-)Hugs

Shug said...

Thank you so much Karin...
such beautiful words to honor fathers..

I am so thankful that my dad is still with me...He is wonderful and I love to Honor him on father's day...I am Blessed...

Hugs to you....XOXO

My daily walk in His grace! said...

Hi Karin. Your poem is lovely. Its making me think I should sit down and think about my Dad properly and thank him for who he has been to me. Not too easy for me for various reasons but I choose to look for some good and let him know on father's day.
God bless

Anonymous said...

Hi Karin, Thanks for your kind comments for Harriet. She is resting now.
The heat and humidity here in GA are terrible this week. It's a good day for popsicles!
I would like to use this poem in my father's day tea post on Tuesday and I'll include your name and a link to your blog if that is ok. Thanks.

George said...

Thank you for the beautiful poem. I know that whatever my failings as a father may have been, I have a Father in Heaven who "gives of himself in ways one cannot measure".

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Fathers....yes indeed....this is so beautiful!! My father has been gone from this life for over a decade. I still miss him. Your words gave me comfort.

Baby Herons and a Tern Chick is my Saturday post.

Thanks for visiting with me this week....much appreciated!!!

Glenda said...

I'm thankful for a father's love - and for The Father's love!! Beautiful, Karin!

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

What a beautiful poem. Thanks for sharing with us and for your visit on this holy Sabboth.

Karen said...

I am thankful for my son and son-in-law and the love they have for the grandchildren. beautiful poem Karin.