Fathers: Bless Your Children + Free Give-Away


Last week, we had the grandchildren over for a sleepover. We went through all their typical nighttime routine, saving the best for last. With the bedroom dark except for a nightlight, my husband placed his hand on David and then Elizabeth’s head and prayed a blessing over them. Not just any words of blessing, but the same words of blessing he had spoken over his own children more than 5,000 times during their childhood. It brought back sweet memories. Our children still remember their nighttime blessings with great fondness. It ended the day—even difficult, turbulent days—with love, hope, forgiveness, peace, and encouragement as a tired father called upon his gracious and powerful Heavenly Father to pour out His goodness in the lives of his children.

Fathers: There are many ways you can bless your children. One simple, but profound way is to incorporate a Scripture-based blessing into your child’s nightly (or daily routine). Here is a resource created for this very purpose:

A Father’s Guide to Blessing His Children

Pastor David Michael is convinced that pronouncing blessings upon our children is a powerful way to plead for God’s grace upon them and to give them a vision for what we hope they will become. The booklet includes blessing cards, each based on a biblical text, with prayers that flow from a father’s heart for his daughters, and a pastor’s heart for the children in his church.

Fathers take note: Free Give-Away for Father’s Day! We would love to bless three father’s with a free copy of A Father’s Guide to Blessing His Children. Dads, simply leave us a comment below by Friday 11:59 p.m. CDT, and we will enter your name for the give-away. We will randomly choose three names and announce the winners on Wednesday, June 17.



Written by Jill Nelson

Jill Nelson

Jill Nelson is a wife, mother, grandmother, teacher, and author. She has taught Sunday School for over 20 years and writes God-centered curriculum for Truth78.

26 Responses to “Fathers: Bless Your Children + Free Give-Away”

  1. Pamela Jeffcoat June 10, 2015 at 7:36 am #

    This would a Father’s Day gift for my husband, Michael: the father of our daughter and our baby on the way!

  2. ashley floyd June 10, 2015 at 8:04 am #

    Thank you!

  3. shane floyd June 10, 2015 at 8:04 am #

    Thank you!

  4. Jennie Light June 10, 2015 at 8:38 am #

    i would like to encourage my husband in his roll of father to our sons as he continues to grow in his walk with Christ. This would be a great Father’s Day gift.

  5. Tania June 10, 2015 at 8:44 am #

    entering for my husband Adrian, he would love his book!

  6. Gavin Retzer June 10, 2015 at 9:16 am #

    Love this resource. I just handed out 10 or so of these in our “Shepherding a Child’s Heart” Sunday School class (along with the other two ringed booklets from you), and I’d love to hand out another one to someone in our church!

  7. Nick Scritchfield June 10, 2015 at 9:19 am #

    I will be a father for the first time in January and think this would be an awesome resource to have as a new father!

  8. Angela Hanna June 10, 2015 at 9:26 am #

    Would love to start a routine like this at bed time for our family!

  9. Joee Johnson June 10, 2015 at 9:49 am #

    What a great resource!!

  10. Dwight Bell June 10, 2015 at 11:08 am #

    Thanks for your ministry.

  11. Vic June 10, 2015 at 11:58 am #

    Would love to have a copy of this! 🙂

  12. Mary June 10, 2015 at 12:23 pm #

    Thank you!

  13. Chris June 10, 2015 at 1:02 pm #

    I’ve often wanted to do something like this with my kids. We pray together at night, but to pray the Word over them would take it deeper.

  14. Patrick June 10, 2015 at 1:56 pm #

    Children are a wonderful gift and our son is very precious to us. As older parents, we are aware that our time with our young son is perhaps more limited thus raising him with Biblical truth is so important. Thank you for this book and thank you for the chance to own one.

  15. Nelson Bolanos June 10, 2015 at 2:33 pm #

    Thank you for your heart to the church, giving away free copies.

    May our lord bless you.


  16. Rusty June 10, 2015 at 10:17 pm #

    Sounds like a great tool! Thanks so much.

  17. Josh Bartl June 10, 2015 at 10:26 pm #

    This sounds fantastic!

  18. Eric June 10, 2015 at 11:21 pm #

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  19. Hlulani Chauke June 11, 2015 at 9:06 am #

    Thank you for the reminder to pray for our children.

  20. Joshua June 11, 2015 at 12:13 pm #

    This would be such an amazing blessing to my family.

  21. Carlos June 11, 2015 at 2:03 pm #

    We will be glad to have this resource.
    Blessings from Chile

  22. Jenna June 14, 2015 at 7:51 am #

    My husband would love this! So thankful for your resources!

  23. Frank and Christina McMahon June 14, 2015 at 1:29 pm #

    We are reading Helping Children to Understand the Gospel and listening to your audio’s. A hundred thank you’s!!!

  24. cruz June 14, 2015 at 9:13 pm #

    Would love to share this with my family.

  25. Beth Edfeldt June 15, 2015 at 3:42 pm #

    We’ve had this book on our “to buy” list for a while. I would love to win it for my husband. Thank you for your blog… I return to it frequently and glean so much from it.

  26. Beth June 15, 2015 at 3:44 pm #

    Thank you for offering up amazing resources. Would love to win this for my husband.

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