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Prayer To Dad In Heaven

Losing a parent can be one of the hardest things a person has to go through in their life, but there is hope when we know that they are in Heaven with our Savior. Here are 12 of the most uplifting prayers for dad in heaven.

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Dear God, I am praying for my dad in heaven. I know, Lord, that You love my dad. I am so thankful he is with You, but I do miss him dearly. I really wish I could feel his strong hugs and see his kind eyes. Lord, please give him a hug from me today. In Your name, I pray. Amen.

Prayer on His Birthday
My Heavenly Father, today is my dad‘s birthday. I am so happy that he is in heaven with You. I know he is in a better place, at Your side. How awesome to be with Your Creator on your birthday! God, please tell him that I said happy birthday and that I love him. Amen.

Lord, we pray for these blessings over our children, today, and every day.

O Lord, grant my children…

Belief – “

Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved – you and your household.” Acts 16:31

Blessing – “The Lord bless you and keep you, the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you, the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.” Numbers 6:24-26

Courage – “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid, do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9

Contentment – “Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5

Encouragement – “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.” Ephesians 4:29

Endurance –

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus…” Hebrews 12:1-2

Faithfulness – “Only fear the Lord and serve him faithfully with all your heart. For consider what great things he has done for you.” 1 Sam. 12:24

Favor – “For you bless the righteous, O Lord; you cover him with favor as with a shield.” Psalm 5:12

Forgiveness – “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9

Fruitfulness – “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” Galatians 5:22-23

Generosity – “They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life.” 1 Timothy 6:18-19

Godly Relationships – “Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.” Prov. 13:20

Grace – “May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.” 2 Corinthians 13:14

Health – “Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul.” 3 John 1:2

Honesty – “And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32

Hope – “But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:31

Humility – “Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.” Philippians 2:3-4

Integrity – “Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but he who makes his ways crooked will be found out.” Proverbs 10:9

Joy – “…for the joy of the LORD is your strength.” Nehemiah 8:10

Kindness – “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” Ephesians 4:32

Love – “How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God.” 1 John 3:1

Obedience – “Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.” Ephesians 6:1

Patience – “Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger.” James 1:19

Peace – “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.” Isaiah 26:3

Protection – “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.  I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart…He will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.” Psalm 91:1-2, 4, 11

Provision – “And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19

Purity – “How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word.” Psalm 119:9

Purpose – “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

Respect – “Show proper respect to everyone: Love the brotherhood of believers, fear God, honor the king.” 1 Peter 2:17

Safety – “The Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.” Psalm 121:8

Salvation – “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16

Self-Control – “For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” 2 Timothy 1:7

Servant Heart – “For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.” Galatians 5:13

Strength – “Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.” Ephesians 6:10-11

Submission – “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” James 4:7

Thankfulness – “And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” Colossians 3:17

Trust – “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6

Value – “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:9

Wisdom – “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom…” Proverbs 9:10

Many mothers, suffering like you from temporary infertility, turned to you for help and were granted a happy pregnancy.

Others feared for their life while giving birth. But, you have calmed their hearts and today they are happy with their children.

Prayer that He Feels My Love
All-Powerful Lord, I miss my dad telling me that he loves me. Deep down, I am happy that he is with You because You are the God of all love. But I am struggling. I need to feel Your loving presence as I deal with the grief of losing my earthly father. Help me, dear Lord. And please tell my dad that I love him and that I know he loves me. Amen.

Prayer for God’s Care
Precious Savior, my dad is with You now, and I miss being able to go to him for help. He watched over me my whole life. Knowing he was there for me was a great comfort. I know that You are my ultimate Father, Lord. I depend on You for all things. Please watch over my dad and bless him in heaven. Amen.

Prayer He Feels My Gratitude
Faithful Father, thank You for being a loving Father to me. Thank You for giving me a loving father here on earth, even if the time I had with him was shorter than I would have liked. My time with my father was precious. He blessed my life in so many ways. Lord, I pray for him in heaven and I ask You to tell him how grateful I am for the memories we made together. Please let him know that I am so thankful for everything he taught me and for helping to make me who I am. Amen.

Prayer for Comfort
Almighty God, I thank You for the comfort of Your Word. You have told me that my heart can be at peace about my dad’s passing. I know he went immediately into Your presence when he left us here on earth. Thank You, my heavenly Father! Please calm my heart about the loss of my earthly father, and comfort him in Heaven. Please tell him that we miss him dearly, and that we are doing our best to find joy in knowing he is with You. Thank You for loving my dad and making the way for him to be there with You. Amen.

Prayer about Seeing Dad Again
Dear Jesus, thank You for giving us the beautiful picture of Heaven in Your Word, where you said that there will be no longer would there be any more curse or any more night. I look forward to that time, for I know I will be with You and will be able to see my earthly father in Heaven. Please comfort my dad with the thought that one day we will be together again. Lord, if I need to make any changes in my life so that I can see him in Heaven, please forgive me and guide me to the assurance of my salvation and my future home in Your presence in Heaven. Amen.

Prayer for Joy
Gracious Lord, sometimes Heaven seems so far away. Please help my heart feel that You are always near to me. My dad is with You now. I know he is enjoying the unbelievable blessing of Your presence. You told us that You were going to prepare a place for us and that You would be there with us. How awesome it is to know that my dad is in the presence of You! God, please bless him with the supreme joy that can only come from You. Please help me also to have joy, because I know that he is there with You. Amen.

Prayer for Gratitude to Christ
God my Father, I miss my earthly father dearly. Please help me to be grateful to You because I know that You will destroy death in the end, that no more will die, and that we will all be raised to live together forever. I know my earthly father is with You now, and I look forward to the day when I can be with You and see my him, resurrected. Thank You for sending Jesus to make the way for us to be with You and to be able to see each other again. Amen.

Prayer for God’s Love
Loving Father, I feel like my dad has been ripped from this world. His death has been so painful for me and my family. I am comforted knowing that my dad’s death has brought him closer to You, and that his death ends his struggle. Thank You for bringing him home to You, arriving safely in Your kingdom, where his work is finished and he can finally rest in Your love. Please let Your love flood over my dad in heaven. I rejoice because he now sees You, face to face. Amen.

Prayer about Eternity
Holy God, I am struggling with my dad’s death and the void it has left in my life. In Your Word, there are many wonderful promises about entering into eternity after our death. I am having trouble dealing with the thought my dad has left this earth. Please help me focus on the goodness of my dad being in Your presence, instead of the sorrow I feel without him. I know he is at his destination, with You, instead of being here on earth with all of the difficulties of this world. Please lavish Your love on him in Heaven, ease my pain from the loss of my dad, and prepare me to see my earthly father again one day. Amen.

Prayer for His Life in Heaven
Almighty Father, I pray that You would fill my dad’s heart with Your love in Heaven. Thank You for giving me a dad who loved and cared for me here on this earth. I am asking You to please comfort and bless him now that he is with You. I know that he is filled with peace from You, and is overjoyed to be in Your presence. I know that he will be completely fulfilled because he knows he is finally home, at his final destination, and finally with You. Thank You for accepting my earthly father into your divine presence. Amen.

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It is important to honor the memory of your father every year. The remembrance ritual is a vital part of honoring the dead. Whenever you remember your father, certain things should be done to make every anniversary a memorable one.

Praying for your father during his death anniversary is important. Some people have ignored this aspect of prayer because they believe that prayers are meant for living alone. However, even the dead need your prayers.

Therefore, whenever you are commemorating the life of your father on his death anniversary, you should take time out to say these prayers.

6 powerful death anniversary prayers should be made for your father. Each of these prayers will be answered by God. Beyond the minute silence and mumbling of the “Rest in peace” mantra, you have to make prayers to God concerning your father.

Let us look at these prayers to give you more clarity about how to go about the death anniversary prayers for your father.

This prayer should address the unique qualities of your father when he was alive. With these prayers, you are going to create a spiritual atmosphere for the spirit of your father to find expression. The death anniversary prayer for your father will beg God for mercy over the soul of your father.

Furthermore, the death anniversary prayer for your father should be full of thanksgiving.

How do you go about this?

Recall all the good things, which your father did when he was alive. Recall the fact that he was a good man, who labored selflessly for the benefit of mankind. Let this spring up a well of appreciation in you for the impact of your father when he was alive. As you do this, the spirit of your father will manifest in the atmosphere, and God will grant him eternal rest.

The death anniversary prayer is not a mourning prayer. It is a prayer of reflection and thanksgiving. To make this prayer powerful, you can burn incense or hang the picture of your father on the wall of the room you are praying from.

The death anniversary prayer for your father is also an indication that you miss him, and long for his presence. Therefore, you can take this opportunity to ask the universe to show you the spirit of your father.

The death anniversary prayer for your father is the primary way to pray for the spirit of your father while celebrating his death anniversary.

2) First Year Death Anniversary Prayer for Father
First Year Death Anniversary Prayer for Father
“Dad, it’s been a year since you left. I still miss you every day and I always have the certainty that I will never forget you.

Everything I have in my life today, I owe you and your advice. I learned a lot from your example and I’m happy because taking your teachings with me is a way to keep you a little closer.

I hope you are at peace and can see all that I have achieved, as I know you would be proud.

May the presence of God Our Lord enlighten you and help you to be happy. May the presence of all the saints bring you happiness, love and peace.

Father, I want you to be happy in the presence of God our Lord. He will protect you, now and forever. I will never forget you.

I miss you, Dad. Be at peace!”

The first year is always the hardest. The reason for this is the void you will feel in your heart as a result of the absence of your father. The first death anniversary of your father is always full of sorrow because the memories are still fresh and the wounds have not healed up.

Therefore, the first death anniversary might not be filled with thanksgiving unlike the 5-, 10- or 20th death anniversary. The first death anniversary prayer for fathers is always filled with the request.

The following requests can be made to God on the first anniversary of your father:

Ask God for the fortitude to bear this loss and to strengthen you.
Ask God to bless the soul of your father in heaven. You should pray that the spirit of your father will continually rest in peace.
Ask God that the legacy of your father will leave on. Tell God to allow the presence of your father to be felt every time you need or miss him.
Pray for his spirit. Ask God to protect the spirit of your father and allow your father to rest in his bosom for protection against evil spirits.
These prayers can be made on the first death anniversary of your father. The answer to these prayers cannot be seen. Therefore, don’t look out for instant results. Simply say the prayer and move on with your life.

3) Short Dad in Heaven Anniversary Prayer
Short Dad in Heaven Anniversary Prayer
“Dad, you were the hero of my life. I am very much lonely without you. I miss you very much, dad. My prayers are always with you.

Dear father, rest in peace wherever you are. You are missed every single day. I love you, daddy. I miss you badly. You are always in my heart.

My lovely dad, I miss you so much. You will forever remain in my heart. I still try to find you. I don’t know where you are. Rest in peace, dad.

You left a legacy and lots of memories for us. Our hearts ache for you, dear dad. I hope you are having a great time in heaven.

Losing you was something I could not cope with. I hope you are fine wherever you are. Always stay close to my heart, dad.

The man of my family is in heaven for years but still, I miss him like nothing else. Dad, I hope you are always smiling up there.

Every day, I remember you in my prayer, in my thoughts. Your memory can never be forgotten. I love you so much, dad. I miss you.”

This short prayer is for your father. Before you say this prayer, you must be sure that your father is in heaven. The Christian faith believes that your good deeds will grant you safe passage into heaven. Other religions have their rituals and deeds for the safe heavenly passage of all spirits.

Therefore, you have to check if all of these things were done by your father. If not, you might have to perform purgatory rituals to grant your father safe passage into heaven.

The short dad in heaven anniversary prayer is to ask God to give your father eternal rest in heaven. Furthermore, this prayer is to ask God for his mercy over the spirit of your father.

Most times, when people make this prayer, there is peace in the heart of everyone because heaven is a peaceful place. Knowing that your father is in heaven gives you peace. Therefore, the short dad in heaven anniversary prayer is not a long prayer. It is simply a request of peace and solace in the bosom of God.

This short prayer does not take long. Within a matter of seconds, you are done with the prayer. In addition to this, it is often whispered than spoken out loud – unlike other prayers.

4) Prayer for my Father’s Soul in Heaven
Prayer for my Father’s Soul in Heaven
“Almighty God, I am praying today for my father who has passed away and is in heaven. I am praying today to ask for help, protection and peace for my deceased father’s soul (saying Father’s name).

I ask that Almighty God protect my father, give him strength, courage and motivation to continue to fight, even though he is no longer by my side.

May my deceased father find peace, harmony and happiness with God our Lord and may he not be discouraged without our presence.

May the light of God cleanse my father and make him happy, now and forevermore.


This prayer has a single focus, which is peace and joy.

The prayer for my father’s soul in heaven is a prayer for peace and joy. In this prayer, you will be asking God to grant the soul of your father peace in heaven. It is also a prayer that requests restoring joy into your heart after the sudden loss of your father.

This prayer will bring relief to the soul of your father in heaven. It will put the soul of your father at rest. If you have been experiencing negative things in your life after the loss of your father, it is an indication that the spirit of your father is not at rest. Therefore, you can take advantage of this opportunity to pray for the soul of your father to find rest.

This prayer will put the soul of your father in peace. This will in turn lead to your joy and comfort. Knowing that your father is resting in heaven brings a level of joy.

5) Memorial Prayer for father
Memorial Prayer for father
“Today I don’t want to cry because I’ve cried too much. On this date, 1 year after my father’s death, I just want to leave here the tribute to the incredible father he was.

I miss it a lot, but I always try to be strong, as he taught me. My father was the one who made me who I am and thanks to him, today I feel like a person capable of anything.

My father guided me through difficult times, hugged me when I needed it and always said I was capable of anything. If I conquered my dreams, it was because of him.

Today I complete 1 year living without my father, but I carry him in my heart and in everything I do and I know it will always be like that.”

This prayer addresses 2 things:

It addresses the spirit of your father and his rest. This is a common prayer point for all the categories of prayer in this article. Every anniversary prayer must seek to restore peace to the soul of the deceased. Therefore, the memorial prayer for your father must have this as a focus.
It addresses your state of mind. If you have been negatively affected by the loss of your father, you can take advantage of this memorial prayer to ask God for strength and comfort during this tough situation.
By saying the memorial prayer for your father, you will ensure the safe passage of your father into heaven, and healing from the shock of losing your father.

6) Short Death Anniversary Prayer for my father

You can pray for his afterlife. The short death anniversary prayer for your father should be focused on his afterlife. Ask God to guide him in the afterlife with his life. If you believe in reincarnation, you can ask God to grant him safe transformation as he returns to the earth in another form.

In addition to this, you must be thankful for the life of your father. Living a good life is something to be thankful for. Therefore, don’t ignore this aspect. The short death anniversary for your father is necessary because it gives the spirit of your father eternal rest, and brings relief to your soul. Furthermore, it strengthens your heart and assures you that the spirit of your father is safe.

Will these Prayers help my father?
These prayers will help your father.

By offering the anniversary prayers for your father, it will grant him eternal rest in the bosom of God. It will offer him a safe passage into heaven. Furthermore, these prayers will guide your father into the light. As his soul sojourns in the afterlife, the light of your prayers will guide him and help him to find his way.

Can I say the prayers several times?
These prayers can be said severally. The anniversary prayers can be repeated over and over again. However, once the anniversary is over, you have to wait till the next anniversary before repeating the prayer.

Can these prayers be said together with the family?
If your family members are around you, it is great to say these prayers with them. However, if they are far away, you can say these prayers personally, and expect the same tangible result.