A prayer for Russia's orphans with special needs

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 31

On this National Down Syndrome Awareness Day, we remember all children with special needs. The agency we worked with had a wonderful special needs program in Russia and before the adoption ban we watched many families bring home little ones with that magic extra chromosome.  While the adoption of any orphan is amazing, the adoption of a child with special needs is especially beautiful because we know how drastically their futures change when they move from a life long institutionalization to a bright future in a family. I praise God for families who take this leap of faith and bring these little ones home!


Dear God,

Today we pray for the acceptance of orphans with special needs in Russia. We know that in that country children with special needs are slowly being accepted as valuable members of society, but the change is still so far from the mark of full inclusion. To be orphaned and to be struggling with a health condition or special needs diagnosis is a very vulnerable and dire place to be as a child.

We pray that you would work in that society to encourage love and acceptance of all children. Whether their diagnoses are invisible or visible, we pray that they would be shown love.

We also pray that you would make good health care, therapies, and evaluations available to these children. Protect these weakest members of society from abuse and neglect.

God, when we think about the effects of the adoption ban we especially remember these orphans with special needs. They are most in need of adoption as their futures in psychiatric hospitals are so dim. Please make a way for them to be adopted and brought into the families they so desperately need.


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