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Pilgrim Prayers for Single Fathers

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Gracious God, Thank you for helping us single fathers learn the lesson that acquiring new skills—in particular—is a required and ongoing part of being a single parent. All the manuals we read will never get us to the nitty-gritty advice about many practical realities. Little girls need their hair combed until they learn to do it for themselves. We are grateful, O God, when we can let go of the illusion that all parenting skills are innate. Amen.—sample prayer excerptPilgrim Prayers for Single Fathers is a ...

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Gracious God, Thank you for helping us single fathers learn the lesson that acquiring new skills—in particular—is a required and ongoing part of being a single parent. All the manuals we read will never get us to the nitty-gritty advice about many practical realities. Little girls need their hair combed until they learn to do it for themselves. We are grateful, O God, when we can let go of the illusion that all parenting skills are innate. Amen.—sample prayer excerptPilgrim Prayers for Single Fathers is a collection of conversations with God based on heart-felt, real-life situations. Growing out of the author's experience as a single father and the experiences of other single fathers known to him as friends and parishioners, Farmer finds God's loving presence squarely in the middle of all the extra challenges of single parenthood. Whether life goes haywire, hopeful, or hilarious, he finds God's nearness as his source of strength and insight.Farmer, in forming his prayers as part of devotional moments for busy single fathers, intertwines Hebrew and Christian scriptures, other great documents of spirituality, and all sources of news and information in the modern media.Each entry begins with a letter addressing a specific issue and continues with a Scripture passage and prayer, concluding with an interesting or informative passage. The book consists of 30 prayers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608991914
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Pages: 108

Meet the Author

David Albert Farmer is pastor of Silverdale Church in Wilmington, Delaware, and adjunct professor of humanities at Wilmington College. He was ordained a Southern Baptist Minister and is presently a minister in the American Baptist Churches, USA. He received his PhD from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Farmer is general editor of Pastor's Bible Study and is the founder and former editor of The African American Pulpit (Judson Press).

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Table of Contents

Preface 7

Prayerful Proclivities: An Introduction 11

1 Anticipation 15

2 The Mystery of Life's Beginning 18

3 Nonstop Reasons to Rejoice 20

4 Damned Divorce 23

5 "I Want Mommy" 26

6 Going to Hell: Jesus Is Very Uncomfortable by Now 28

7 Ebony and Ivory 31

8 To Share or Not to Share 34

9 Visits Back Home 36

10 First Date...in a Loooooooong Time 38

11 Bad Dreams 40

12 Only Her Hairdresser Knows for Sure 42

13 Morticia's Fierce Fans 45

14 Tuna Pile 47

15 I Need a Break 50

16 My Child Is Caught in the Middle 52

17 My New Love Interest 55

18 A Very, Very Special Invitation to Come to School 57

19 Money, Money, Mo...ney 60

20 Who Opened the Window? 64

21 They Skipped This in Parenting Classes! 66

22 Martha Stewart Sure Don't Live Here! or I Swear, the Underwear I Used as Pot Holders Were Clean! 69

23 The "M" Word 72

24 Ivory and Ebony 76

25 Sup, Docs? 79

26 The Best Sermon Ever 82

27 A Death in the Family 86

28 Reality Check 90

29 The Buggy 92

36 Moving Out 95

31 Closing Prayer...for Now 97

Appendix 101

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