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.
--sample prayer excerpt
Pilgrim 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.