A prayer for new orphans

This post is part of my lenten series: 40 prayers for Russia's orphans.  Won't you join us in lifting up some of the most vulnerable children in our world today? 

Arie as an infant.
Day 3


Today we come before you to pray for new orphans. On this day, in this week, and in this month hundreds of children have been and will be cast into the confusing sea of living without parents. Some are taking their firsts breaths as we pray. Other are old enough to comprehend their loss. In the face of such heartbreak is seems the best prayer to offer is simply:

Come quickly, Lord Jesus.

And if you tarry, then we ask of you to act in rhythm with the title given you in the Psalms: a Father to the fatherless. Look upon these children and give them what they stand in need of. Food, clothing, and shelter. Love. Encouragement. Strength. Education. Friendship. Nurture. Lord, our human needs are many but you have all things in your hands. Distribute all things where they are needed and make us willing participants in your plan.

We also pray for the birth parents of these children. You know the brokenness that surrounds them. You know the poverty, the sickness, and the inability they face. Fill their needs and answer their pleas.

We are so grateful that you have allowed us to bring our prayers before you.  Hear our many requests, O LORD and answer them according to your unfailing kindness. Use us as you please as you work to provide hope for Russia's orphans.

We ask these things in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.



For those who aren't connected with me via my facebook page, here's a little video I made in honor of Valentine's Day yesterday.  This song was on my heart last year as I waited for my little man and this year I was so blessed to listen to it as Arie ran around the house with chocolate all over his face. :-)


  1. This post + this video = crying like a baby.
    Your light shines so bright, Jill. Thanking God for you today!

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