A prayer for hope

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 26
After reading this Time article, comparing the Russian adoption ban with the decade old Romanian adoption ban, I am feeling discouraged and in need of a little hope. Today's prayer is for that.


Dear God,

It is so easy for us to loose hope, isn't it? When the future seems dim we want to close ourselves off from hope because we're so afraid of disappointment.

In times like these we need to be reminded of your power.

The scriptures tel us that you are light and that in you there is no darkness at all. So LORD, as we look into the dark future both for the Russian orphan and for the US/Russia adoption ban, we ask you to remind us the darkness will not overcome you. There is always hope in you.

Shine your light on this dark situation. Cast ever shadow of brokenness aside, we pray. Take care of these precious children and bring them into your eternal radiance.

For the hope we have in you and the bright, bright future we share, we thank you.


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