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When I was a child, my father drank heavily at times for years, and I felt like I could never please him. My father passed away many years ago. One of the last times I saw him in the hospital, I left his bedside and was walking toward the door when I heard my father say, "Bless you, Bill." It was as though everything within me was waiting my whole life to hear those words from my father! I literally felt something in the Spirit break off of me from my head to my toes, and I have never been the same since. I know a mother's love and prayers for her children are powerful, but nothing on earth can ever take the place of a father saying to his children, "I love you and I bless you!"

I sense many of you have been raised with an earthly father who loved you, but somehow failed to communicate his love and affirmation to you. You have grown up, but there is still an unanswered cry coming up out of you... "Daddy, where are you?"

Being an earthly father of three children and a man of God through the blood of Christ, I would like to pray right now over you to release an "earthly father's blessing" upon your life. By faith, I am going to stand in proxy (in the place of your earthly father) and lay my hand upon your head and speak an earthly father's blessing. Listen carefully, for many of you have never heard these words before ...

"I love you! I love you! You are so special. You were born to shake the world and there is nothing you cannot do! I am so proud of you! You are my beloved son, in whom I am well pleased! You are my beloved daughter ...You are Daddy's favorite little girl in all the world! I love you! I bless you coming in and going out. I bless you in the market place, in the city, and in the field. I bless your wallets and purses, that they will never know what lack is. I bless the fruit of your loins and your children's children.

In Jesus' name, I break that generational curse of an orphan spirit off of you and your family. That orphan spirit that tells you, you don't belong. I bless those yet to be born, that they will be born crying, "My daddy loves me!" I cancel every negative curse word ever spoken against you in Jesus' name. I bless you with an earthly father's blessing that cancels those curses.

As the Father has sent me, so I send you into your purpose and destiny. And nothing will stop you now. You will go the distance to finish what God has called you to do. I bless you and I love you. I love you. I love you! I bless you with an earthly father's blessing!"

Father, open the heavens over these loved ones and show them how much you love them.

Tell someone, "My Daddy loves me!"

Bill Yount has been a member of Bridge of Life in Hagerstown, Maryland, where he is now an elder and a home missionary for the past 40 years. He faithfully served in prison ministry at Mount Hope Inc. for 23 years and now travels full-time, ministering in churches and Aglow circles. He is currently an adviser at large for Aglow International. Bill has authored several prophetic books. His latest book is The Power of Real / Transparent Prophetic Encouragement. His prophetic email list is: billyountweekly.com. Visit Bill's website at billyount.com.

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