Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Prayer For Orphans

Dear Lord, Heavenly Father,

I come to you today on behalf of orphans all over the world.  I ask that you forgive me my sins Lord, that I may come to you with a clean heart.  As Joshua told the Israelites “Sanctify yourselves, for tomorrow the LORD will do amazing things among you (Joshua 3:5).

You are the God who performs miracles; you display your power among the people (Psalm 77:44).  Ah, Sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm  Nothing is too hard for you (Jeremiah 32:17).

Nothing is too hard for you, Lord! 

Lord, you know the passion you have set in my heart for children, particularly those without families.  Lord it pains my heart to know there is so much sadness and pain in a child’s heart because they do not have a family; a family that will love them and take care of them.

So, I ask this simple prayer:  that Your Will be done for the orphans. Though simple, it opens a floodgate of hope and possibilities for orphans and families.  Your Will.

Your Will to:

~Intervene on behalf of the orphan.

~Demonstrate Your love to these children through the care they are given by care-givers.

~Provide each of these children a “forever family,” especially the older children and those with special needs.

~Set the lonely in families.

~Heal the deep hurts of these children that have experienced so much pain in their lives.

~Protect them from future harm.

~Provide for the health of orphans, through medications, nutrition, and clean water.

~Prepare the hearts for children to be ready for the families You provide for them.

~Transform the lives and hearts of the children.

~Raise up godly foster families and care-givers to care for the children until they are united with their “forever family.”

~Encourage potential adoptive families to not lose heart or be discouraged while waiting to adopt.

~Remove financial obstacles and provide ways for families to afford the costs associated with adoption.

~Raise up churches to minister to the orphan and become actively involved with the child welfare system.

~Provide food and shelter for children that may be living on the street.  Open our eyes to see see all of the orphans.

~Protect children affected by war and violent conflicts.  Keep them safe and protect their hearts.

~Find help and support for families that are having trouble caring for their children.

~Prick the hearts of the nearly 2 billion Christians in the world to show hope to an orphan.

~Guide each of us as to Your Will for the orphan.

Lord, I pray that each of us will be obedient to whatever You call us to do for the orphan.  I lift up the orphans to you Lord. Lord, I thank you in advance for the amazing things you will do for the orphan.

In Jesus’ name I pray.

Amen

2 comments:

a Tonggu Momma said...

I remembered. And I am fasting. Thank you for leading us in prayer today.

Goosegirl said...

Your prayer was beautiful. Thank you for leading this.