Pronouncing a blessing or benediction upon our children is a powerful way to plead for God's grace upon them and give them a vision for what we hope they will become. Each blessing in these resources is based upon a biblical text and flows from a father's heart for his daughters and a pastor's heart for the next generations.
New!A Father's Blessing is now available as anapp.
These resources have been prepared with the hope that speaking a word of blessing or benediction will become as common in the Christian home as they are at the end of many church services. As a father of two daughters and a long-time pastor of next generations ministry, David Michael is convinced that a regular pattern of blessing is a powerful way for fathers especially to plead for God's grace upon children and to give them a vision for what we hope they will become. Each blessing in the booklet is based upon a biblical text and flows from a father's heart for his daughters and a pastor's heart for the children in his church.
"In the very act of blessing, we become part of the means by which God blesses the person that we’re speaking to," says John Piper. "So, the relationship that such a blessing forges is part of the blessing that God imparts. This is why it can be so powerful with our children." (Desiring God, "How do I bless my children before bed?" podcast)
A Father’s Blessing will help you establish and sustain a regular pattern for blessing your children (and others) that will encourage and strengthen their faith. The app will conveniently include the blessings from this booklet and allow you to create your own blessings and keep them so you can easily pray blessings at home or on the go.
A Father’s Blessing App Features
The 7-chapter booklet, A Father’s Guide to Blessing His Children
29 preloaded blessings
Ability to modify/personalize existing blessings
Option to add new blessings (import Scripture from any translation on BibleGateway.com)
Tags for organizing blessings (by person, occasion, etc.)
Ability to send blessing via text or email
Option to record audio blessings and then send via text or email