Prayer for waiting families and their children

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? 


Day 4
On the very first day we met each other.
It is impossible for me to imagine not bringing him home after this.
God of the universe,

We take great comfort knowing that you hold all things in your hands. We also struggle to understand and accept your ways in the face of evil.  Today we stare into the face of a tragedy; we grieve in the face of two countries that have allowed politics to come before the lives of children. We have asked you to heal this relationship and today we ask you to heal the hearts of the hurting.

We pray for the children who have met their families and been held by them. They have felt a parent's love. They have been embraced and kissed.  They are deeply wanted. And yet they are stuck. Their little minds cannot comprehend the ways of the world so we ask that you would protect their hearts. Lord please do not allow them to internalize this experience as rejection. In a supernatural way, we pray that you would allow them to feel the truth in their hearts: that they are loved, desired, wanted, cherished, and valuable. They have inherent worth given by you and nothing can take that away.

We also pray for the families who are stuck in the adoption process. The future looks so bleak. Some families have not even met their children yet but they have already become Mama and Papa in their hearts. Give them strength.  Give them peace. Show them how to move forward in the wake of this devastating blow.

We cling to your eternal promises when life on earth becomes so hard. Today and always we pray: come quickly Lord Jesus.


1 comment:

  1. Jillian, I love your Lenten prayer series! I wanted to let you know that I am joining you in prayer for these 40 days, and I linked up to your prayer series from my blog today. =)


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