Our Father, we thank You for our Church Family

When You Don’t Have a Good Dad on Father’s Day

Our Father, we thank You for our Church Family

On Father’s Day, children of all ages hit the stores looking for cards that thank our dads for being loving and teaching us the important things in life. We look for ways to honor our dads. We express our affection and the debt we owe them.

But some of us struggle to know what we could thank our fathers for.

Some dads never made an appearance in our lives. Some are barely present physically, let alone emotionally. Others might be known for their destructive words and the bruises they leave behind.

Maybe they love their beer more than their babies or make it hard for us to believe any man could be gentle and loving.

They don’t just make us wonder if they love us; they make us wonder if anyone could love us.

We hate this day called Father’s Day, because it reminds us of the father we never had.

But on this day, we can still be encouraged. Though we may rightly lament the pain our earthly fathers caused (and seek help if we’re in an abusive situation), we can also find hope in our sonship before our heavenly Father. Though our earthly dads fathered us in sin, he fathers us in perfection and righteousness. We aren’t fatherless.

Here are six truths to remember about our flawless Father.

1. He Is Near When We’re Brokenhearted

Psalm 34:18 says, “The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.” Our dads may have made fun of our pain or ignored our cries.

Perhaps they’ve continued to break our hearts over the course of years. But God is near to us when we’re crushed in spirit. He shows us compassion. When we don’t know how to pray, his Spirit helps us (Rom. 8:26–27).

He doesn’t ridicule our pain but brings purpose to it (Rom. 8:28–30).

2. He Doesn’t Condemn Us

As believers we will never be condemned by God (Rom. 8:1). Our earthly fathers may have found every possible fault and mistake in us because we weren’t the perfect child they envisioned.

But our heavenly Father placed all of our deserved punishment on Christ. We no longer have to walk in shame; our Father sees us justified because of the righteousness of Christ.

Rather than wrath and condemnation, we experience God’s loving discipline that protects, grows, and sanctifies us (Heb. 12:4–11).

3. He Adopted Us

Some dads make it obvious they never wanted their children. We were a “mistake” and “unplanned,” and he would rather spend his life doing something other than caring for children. In contrast, our heavenly Father is not only involved; he’s adopted us as his own.

Ephesians 1 tells us that God purposefully chose to adopt each of his children before the foundations of the world were laid, predestining them to be saved by Christ’s blood (Eph. 1:3–7).

Though our self-sufficient God didn’t need us for anything, he gladly chose to set his love on us.

4. He Will Never Forsake Us

Earthly dads can abandon us. They can remove themselves from our lives or remain deliberately distant. But God promises that he will never forsake us. He remains faithful—even if we are faithless (2 Tim. 2:13). He promises to see us to completion, raised in newness (Phil. 1:6). Though our dads may give up on us, God will faithfully sanctify us.

5. He Will Train Us in Righteousness

We may wish our dads had invested more time in teaching us how to love God, how to choose a good spouse, how to respect authority, or how to lead with kindness. Instead, they modeled the complete opposite. But our good and perfect Father has changed our hearts to love his law:

I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes and be careful to obey my rules. (Ezek. 36:26–27)

We’re unable to obey God in our own power, so he gave us both new hearts that desire to obey and his Spirit to enable us to love his law.

6. He Gave His Son for Us

Earthly dads can be selfish. They may do everything for their own good—even if it’s at our expense. But our heavenly Father gave his Son for us:

Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted.

But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed.

All we sheep have gone astray; we have turned—every one—to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all. (Isa. 53:4–6)

Rather than allowing us to continue our hell-bound course in sin, God crushed his Son on the cross. He poured out his wrath on the Son to bring us near and give us eternal life. By this sacrifice, our guilt is taken away, and we receive Christ’s righteousness if we trust him (Rom. 10:9–10).

The Father loves us more than even the best earthly dad could comprehend. He has showered us in grace. Because of this, we are freed from bitterness. We are freed from anger.

We can find refuge and hope in knowing the greatest Father.

This Father’s Day, when the memories of our earthly dads’ failures overwhelm us, we can turn our hearts to our heavenly Father, who loved us perfectly before we loved him.

Lara d’Entremont is a wife, mother, and biblical counselor-in-training. Her desire in writing is to teach women to turn to God’s Word in the midst of their daily life and suffering to find the answers they need. She and her family attend the Stone Church in Clark’s Harbour, Nova Scotia. You can find more of her writing at laradentremont.com.

Fatherhood • God the Father • Holidays • Suffering

Источник: https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/dont-good-dad-fathers-day/

6 Prayers For A Church Family or Congregation

Our Father, we thank You for our Church Family

One thing I am learning as I get older is just how much I care about and appreciate my church family.  My church is very active in helping those in it wherever it can.

  If you are part of a church then I think you will agree that it is so important to pray for those in your church family.

  There are many different areas of life that we all go through, some good and some bad, but prayer is always a great thing!  Here are 6 prayers you can pray for your church family!

For Our Pastors

Dear Father In Heaven,

I can’t say enough words to thank You for the men you’ve placed in pastoral roles in my church.  I pray that You would continue to mold them into the children You have called them to be.  Grow their intellect.  Empower them to be bold.

  Give them peace in the midst of difficult sermons to preach.  Lead them Father, as they continue to lead the congregation for You!  Lord, You are sovereign over all things and I pray that You will open the hearts of this congregation as our leaders lead us in song and sermon.

  Thank You for them, Father!  Amen

Your Close Brothers/Sisters

Dear Lord,

Thank You for leading me to my church family!  I am surrounded by a few extremely close brothers and sisters that I love with my whole heart.  I pray that as we get older and closer that we will never lose sight of what brought us together and that was You, Father.

  I pray that You watch over them and keep them safe, Lord.  May we always be accountable to one another and never demean one another but always encourage each other in the times of blessing and of trials.

  I thank You for my brothers and sisters, Lord!  I love You!  Amen

Those In Conflict

Oh Lord,

The church has been the same since its beginning.  There have been disputes among believers since the beginning.  Paul opposed Peter in Galatia. (Galatians 2:11-14) Paul reminded the church of Philippi to do nothing rivalry (Philippians 2:3).  There is a reason why You are in charge, Father.

  We could never keep order in the church without Your presence there.  Father, I pray for those in conflict right now that they would not give the devil a foothold in their lives, but that they would come together in Your Name to resolve any conflicts between them.  I pray that You will be glorified in everything they do.

  I pray this in Your Son’s precious Name!  Amen

Those Whom Are Ill

Father In Heaven,

I pray for those who are hurting in my church family today.  Lord, some have minor health problems while others have some very serious ones.  I pray that You will be with them and heal them, Father.

  You are the Great Physician and I believe in Your power to heal!  Lord, please give peace to those who are in the midst of serious health issues.  Father, I pray that they turn to You and know that You are right there beside them in their time of crisis.

  May Your will be done in their lives this day.  Amen

The Workers Are Few

And he said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest. (Luke 10:2)

Dear Lord,

Our congregation is struggling so much.  The ones who are leading are exhausted because they are being stretched so far.  I pray that You will convict others to rise up and help lead.  We need more worship leaders, teachers, greeters and other positions to be filled.

  Lord, so many want to be fed the Word of God but they won’t raise a hand to help carry the flock.  I pray that You will bring about a passion in the hearts of those who are sitting by idly knowing that they could be doing something to grow and nurture the church.

  I pray for strength for the ones that are giving so much to keep the church running.  Be with them, Father.  Amen

Expanding And Growing

Father,

We are in an exciting time in our church!  Our family is growing so much and I have seen personally so many things happen for Your glory here!  We are at a crossroad and it looks an expansion is necessary.  Father, I pray for Your wisdom to overflow into the congregation as we hold our congregational monthly meeting to talk about this.

  May we not expand the church for our own pride or accomplishments.  You are the One who has accomplished the growth of this church.  You are moving big time right now and we all need to focus on You and not ourselves.  Give us wisdom as to what to do in this expansion.  May we build exactly what You are leading us to build.

  I give You all the praise in this, Lord!  Amen

Conclusion

The church has many functions and it is a job for us all to be in prayer.  Whatever issues your congregation is facing, pray about them.  Pray for your close brothers and sisters.

  Pray for those you don’t know well.  Just as we are washed by the Word, we can cover the church congregation with prayers and petitions before God.

   May God bless you as you continue to live a life worthy of the calling!

Read Derek Hill’s personal testimony here: From the Muck and Mire to a Higher Calling

Resource – Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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thank you letter to church

Our Father, we thank You for our Church Family

Are you looking for a thank you letter to church examples to help you appreciate church members for what they did? maybe they volunteered,donated or did some help and want to write a letter…

Below here is a list of sample letters to church  that you can choose from and be helped to write one for the occasion according to the need you have.

You can scroll down and choose the one you are looking for.

The sample letters here are only to be used as samples. The aim is to show you how you can write one towards the occasion in your church or ministry.

Dear fellow church members

Receive Calvary greetings!

Let me take this precious moments to thank the Lord who is in heaven for the gift of life.

Let me take this opportunity the Lord has given me to say thank you for the prayers you offered am very much overwhelmed by your concern and helping me lift up the prayer request to our heavenly Father.

May our Lord be upon each and every one of you and keep up the same spirit always.

Thanks

Yours in the Lord

(Your name here)

Thank you letter to church

Thank you letter to church members after funeral

Dear Church members

Receive Calvary greetings!

Let me first take this precious opportunity to thank our Lord in heaven who takes care of us day and night for the love.

Let me also take this chance to thank my fellow church members for the wonderful love showed to me in time of need, I was overwhelmed my tears of joy when most of you called and to comfort me during the dark time we had as a family recently.

Thank you for your prayer and support you gave. As a family we don't have much to say but want to pray to our Lord to reward and bless you abundantly.

God bless you and thank you very much.

Your fellow church member in the Lord

(Insert your name here)

Thank you letter to church 

Church thank you letter for donation

Dear church members

Receive Calvary greetings

I lack words to write to you but let me first thank our Father in heaven who created us for this chance that I have to express my sincere appreciation to the church.

I feel happy in my happy as I'm writing to you for what you did recently when I needed help. It was beyond my believe to see many of the church members coming forward to donate whatever that the Lord has blessed them with.

May our good Lord bless and add more.

Thank you and receive more love from me

Your fellow church member

(Insert your name here)

Thank you letter to church for wedding

Here is the thank you letter to church for wedding help…

Dear (CHURCH NAME)

Greeting in Jesus name!

I feel privileged to write this appreciation letter personally to the whole church for the recent help you extended to me when I was conducting a wedding.

I want to thank the Church on behalf of the church for the wonderful support accorded to me, God used you mightily and may you keep up with the same spirit.

I'm requesting you to keep on praying for our new journey that we have just started so that we can enjoy this wonderful gift of marriage that the Lord has given us.

God bless you always.

Your in the Lord

(Your name here)

thank you letter to church volunteers

Dear…(NAME OF CHURCH)

Receive Calvary greetings!

Let me take this precious moments of writing to thank our dear loving Father for the gift of life and the privilege of friendship.

Recently when we had a local tournament for our Youth group and we want someone to help in supplying the flyers because we are a charitable organization.

We were very happy to see youths from your church volunteering to do it on our behalf. As an organization want to say thank you to the youths of the church and it really touched us.

God bless you and keep up the good work you are doing in serving the less privileged in the community.

Yours sincerely

thank you letter to church family

Dear Fellow church members

I greet you in the name of our Lord Jesus.

I'm very much privileged to have a such wonderful family that I associate with, let me take this wonderful chance that the Lord has given me to pass my regards to you, hope the Lord has kept you strong since you my house recently.

It was nice to see you all come to see me while was having a bed rest after suffering a fracture that I had at my work place.

Thank you for the prayers you offered and may the good Lord be with you always.

Thank you and God bless you

*****

Dear(Recipient)

Receive Calvary greetings

We take this precious moments to thank our heavenly Father for the journey mercies He gave us, we arrived safely in Canada. We found the weather unwelcome since we got used to your climate.

My younger son Eddy reacted to climate  and body was hit by fevor and was unwell  but doctors moved swiftly and took care of the situation but the younger sister for her she is tough and was not affected. She kept on asking what is wrong with her brother. 

We really miss the evening walk to the mountain which kept our bodies refreshed always. It was wonderful times we had in that place and look forward having a vacation there.

I want to take this opportunity  to say thank you on behalf of my family for being hospitable to us,  you welcomed  well and everyone of us is happy,even the children are asking when are we going back again.

It is is one week but we feel it's ages since we were there. I want to tell you that you have wonderful people who love visitors, not only did they take care of us but also were keen in listening to the word, which motivated us a lot as we were speaking. 

Looking forward to visit them again soon.

God bless you

Yours in Christ 

(Name of the sender)

Thank you letter to church.

Dear church members

We greet you in Jesus 

It has been a while since we last communicated, we hope and trust that the hope of the Lord has kept you going.

We are also doing good and growing through the mercies of the Lord.

We have settled well and thank God for everything, as I family we have missed the fellowship and the programs we used to have there. The memories have failed to go a way.

Continue keeping us in your prayer, so that our wonderful God may enlighten our hearts to see the higher calling that is in Jesus Christ. 

We hope to rejoin you soon as we serve the Lord in His vineyard

God bless you all and great our church pastors.

Yours in the Lord .

(Your name here)

thank you letter for ushers at funeral

Here is an example of thank you letter for ushers at funeral

Dear(Recipient)

Greetings in Jesus name!

On behalf our family and funeral arrangement committee, I want to take this opportunity to thank our heavenly Father for giving me this chance to extend our sincere thank you as a family for the work you did to our family during the funeral of our Late Father.

We pray that may our heavenly Father bless you and fill you with His wonderful love to continue doing the work you are doing.

Stay blessed and God be with you always.

Yours in the Lord

Mr.John

Family Spokesperson of the Late Fred.

thank you letter to church

thank you letter for church financial support

Dear (NAME OF THE CHURCH HERE)

Greetings in Jesus name.

I take this precious moments to say thank you for your huge support that you gave me during my fundraising that took place recently to offset the hospital bill that has accrued when my mother was admitted.

As a family we want to say thank you to each and every one of you who went to the pocket to make a contribution.We are grateful.

We pray to our heavenly Father to bless and grant you all your wishes.We appreciate and God bless you abundantly.

Yours in the Lord

Sis Joyce.

letter of appreciation to a church for the wedding gift

Dear (Recipient)

RE:THANK YOU FOR THE WEDDING GIFT

On behalf of our newest family of Mr and Mrs Alright,I want to take this opportunity to say thank you for the surprise. We are humbled by your kind of gesture and we receive your heartfelt wedding gift that you send to us.

It shows how much you care for our friendship. My wife has really appreciated and whatever you did only God knows how happy we are.

Receive greetings from us and God bless you abundantly in all that you do.

Yours faithfully,

(Name of the sender)

thank you letter to church after anniversary

Dear(Recipient)

RE:WE APPRECIATE FOR YOUR COMING

On behalf of our pastor and the church board, I want to take this opportunity to thank you for gracing our anniversary. The church members and everybody at large was happy to see you coming.

We want to extend this gratitude to you and pray that our heavenly Father continue knitting your church family together and we shall continue praying for your growth from one glory to another.

God bless you

Yours in the Lord

(Insert your name here)

thank you letter to church family

Dear(Recipient)

On behalf of our myself and my wife, I want to take this precious moment to say thank you for the love you showed to us recently to us a church.

It was a time that we needed someone to talk to because of what happened to us when we lost everything through the inferno of fire, we didn't expect it to happen to us and had not planned for it.

We were surprised to see you contributing many things that helped us and not only things but majority of you were there for us both physically as well as through prayers.

We appreciate a lot and may our heavenly Father reward your abundantly.

God bless you.

Yours in the Lord

Mr and mrs John

Church members

Dear church family members

Receive Calvary greetings

I would love to thank each and every  one of for your kindness, word of comfort,prayers and the verse that you sent my father during his illness,as a family we appreciate  your love for members.

Continue praying for my father to get well so that can join the fellowship soon. We thank God for everything.

On behalf of the family once want to say thank you

Yours in the Lord 

(Name of the sender)

****(*

Dear(Recipient)

Greetings in Jesus name

On behalf  of our church pastor and the management, I want to take this opportunity  to thank the Lord for His love and care.

I want to also thank your church pastor for giving you permission  to come and grace our church anniversary occasion as the guest, your presence and contribution through songs brought an impact.

Our church members as a whole were very happy for your coming and appreciate  a lot,  your singing style really impressed them and look forward to the next invitation when you come and we share.

As a church we want to wish you all the best in your singing ministry and May the glory of God be seen through you.

Thank you and God bless you.

Yours in Christ

(Name of the sender)

**********

Dear(Recipient 

Receive  greetings in Jesus.

This is John the church clerk of Midwest missionary church. We are having our annual Christmas gala this coming Dec 24 and the church board recommended your name as the guest speaker.

The theme of this year gala «RISE AND SHINE FOR THE GLORY HAS COME», The key verse is from the book of ISAIAH 60:1_2.

We humbly request you to come and speak to, the congregation you expect is middle class people who have attended a certain college. 

Look forward hearing from you soon.

God bless you as you prepare.

Yours in the Lord 

(Name of the sender)

Greetings  in Jesus name 

Through the mercies of our Lord Jesus I want to pass Calvary greetings hoping and trusting that the love of God has kept you strong.

I take this wo.derful opportunity that the Lord has given me to thank each and every one of you for the gift and contribution that you made to our family when we needed it most.

Your prayer and presence was highly appreciated by all family members. We are grateful and God bless you always.

Yours in the Lord 

(Name of the sender)

We hope the above sample thank you letters have served you well.

Our purpose is to show you how to write and at the same time allow you to give us an opportunity so that we can be able to write one that will suit the occasion of your church and serve the purpose you intended it to do

how to write a thanksgiving letter to a church

Источник: http://www.churchpastorguide.org/thank-you-letter-to-church.html

Letter to Dad

Our Father, we thank You for our Church Family

It is the letters through which we can share all our feelings. Father is the person whom we find around us always whenever we need some support and encouragement.

We perceive him as the most affectionate, most powerful, and the most knowledgeable person.

So, we cannot afford to miss the chance to treat that person in a special way on his birthday who is one of the biggest support and force behind our survival.

Letters from a son to father

Letters from our part to our fathers would actually mean a token of love and our utmost expressions. It is a very true fact that the relationship of a father and a son is more that of friends. if a son presents a small letter that comprises of his feelings and expressions would be really treasured by the fathers.

Here's a beautiful letter to father from son :

Dear Dad,

As I am writing this letter, I have thousands of thoughts running through my mind. Through this letter I wanted to express my love for you that is honestly hard to put into words. Do you know how much you mean to me? The memories of childhood days and all that you have done to make our home a happy place and growing up such fun.

I can still recall the walks we took, the games we played; those confidential chats we had while resting in the shade. This letter comes to thank you Dad everything you have done for me, that shaped my growing-up days. No words of mine can tell you, Dad, the things I really feel; but you must know my love for you is real and lasting. You made my world a better place.

I'll keep these precious memories as cherished souvenirs.

Your Son.

Dear Dad,

I Love You!

I wanted to write you a love letter, and a thank you note Maybe it’s both. I want to thank you for all of the hugs you have offered me to squeeze the sadness out and all of the pep talks you have given me when I doubted myself. Most of all, thank you for being my partner. Thank you for being my best friend in the world. There's no one who can take your place.

Now that I am miles away from you, I am missing you. I am missing talking to you, sitting in front of you. There not a single moment of my life which doesn't remind me of you! My job, my skill, my knowledge is all because of you. When people praise me for my work, I may not say out loud, but I know in my heart, that praise is because of you.

I know I have embarrassed you many times, I have made you sad many times, I have not met your expectations many times…. But you were still there with me. In my hardest time, whenever I felt weak, I knew you were there holding my hand, telling me to be strong. You aren't overly expressive…but your actions speak for you…

love you Dad! Dad, Now that I am miles away from you, I crave to have those days back, where I know I will see you every morning. Having family dinner together. And Family lunches every Sunday. Dad, I want to be with you again. Now it's my turn to be with you. Now it's my turn to help you with whatever you need, which I know you would never say.

But, I assure you dad we will be soon together. I will be back to be with you. Love You Dad!

Your Son.

A father just you I just want to let you know You mean the world to me. Only a heart as dear as yours would give so unselfishly. The many things you've done All the time that you you were there. Help me know deep down inside How much you really care. Even though I might not say I appreciate all you do.

Richly blessed is how I feel having a father just you.

Letters From a Daughter to Father

Generally, it is the fathers whom the daughters completely adore and fall in love with. Expressing those deep feelings through words in letters is a better and touchy option.

You can also include some famous quotes that aptly match your sentiments as the quotes do have the power of expressing more in fewer words. Few words written with your own hands for your father would be a wonderful present on this father’s day.

A beautiful letter to father from daughter :

Dear Dad,

Thank you for being there when I took my first steps in the world and for holding my hand until I got there. Thank you for being my partner in crime. Thank you for punishing me and teaching me that to succeed in life I need to play by the rules.. Thank you for yelling at me, even when I sobbed and screamed about how much I hated you.

You didn’t deserve the cruel names I called you Thank you for guiding me into becoming the person I am now. Thank you for interrogating any boy brave enough to ask your permission to date me in high school, even for the ones who you chased away because you deemed them unworthy of dating me.

Thank you for telling me that a lot of men in the world are not worthy of my love and attention; and thank you for meaning it. Thank you for offering your shoulder to cry on after my first devastating break-up and my first true heartbreak. You sensed I was upset and didn’t even have to ask.

You comforted me without even saying anything; you put your arm around me and opened your ears to all of my jumbled words and tears. Thank you for listening. Thank you for showing me exactly the kind of man who I deserve to marry, and feels lucky to marry me.

Thank you for being exactly who you are to my mother, so that I can know in the inner strings of my heart that love exists and that I will find it for myself. Even in my own life when I lost hope, you showed me that love is the strongest force in the universe.

Thank you for teaching me to never let go once I find it, and fight for it when I need to. Thank you for believing, for hoping, for smiling, for laughing, for teaching, for loving, for supporting In short, thank you for everything. With love,

Your grown-up daughter 

Dear Father, You were the superhero of my childhood. You are the first man that I ever loved. Your arms were the first place where I felt so safe and protected. Whenever there was something I wanted to know, I knew I could count on you to teach me The smile that comes upon your face when you see me makes me feel so cherished and adored. Thank you for being with me always.

You always know when to offer me advice and when simply to wipe my tears. Seeing you at my games, recitals, graduations, and at dinner time made me feel a priority in your life. «You mean the world to me.» Thank you for being my teacher. You taught me how to ride a bike, throw a ball, open a checking account. Your wisdom is gold to me.

Thank you for being a loving shoulder to cry on when my heart has gotten broken and a hand to high five to celebrate when I achieved a dream. Most of all thank you Dad for being you.. Even if you have not done all these things, I know in my heart you have been the perfect Father for me for you have taught me the life lessons I need to learn.

And no matter how old I am, I will always be your little princess. Happy Father's Day. With love,
Your daughter

Источник: https://www.dgreetings.com/fathers-day/letters-to-father.html

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