The Absolute Word is based on Sunday messages appearing in Daily Word®, a copyrighted Unity publication, and has been used with permission.
June 18, 2017
I behold the Divine Nature of all fathers; I bless them.
A beloved and often repeated prayer by individual and in groups begins, “Our Father …” Traditionally, this is a reference to a separate, male deity. In Unity, we know this to be the way Jesus referred to his Christ Nature.
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: “Centered in and from my Divine Identity, I bless all fathers claiming they use Divine Wisdom and Love to be wise and loving parents.” And perhaps a prayer is even more immediate when a father or a father-to-be prays from and centered in their Divine Identity, “I claim all my innate Powers so that I use them to guide myself in being a father that enriches the lives of my children.”