Prayer: For The Orphans

This post is a part of our Orphan Awareness Month series in November 2014 to advocate, educate, and spark discussion about topics relating to adoption and orphan care.  To check out the other posts in the OAM series, click here.

 

This is the last Monday of November, and thus our last day of presenting you with a group to pray for.  Of course, we hope that you would join us in lifting those connected in some way to adoption and orphan care up in prayer year round, not just during Orphan Awareness Month.  This month, we have prayed for those who stuck in The Waiting, those work in this field, and for adoptive families.  Today, we ask you to pray for the ones who matter most – the orphans.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so I think I would rather give you faces rather than facts.  Often it is easy to talk about money and agencies and paperwork and forget that we are talking about real, vulnerable, Child-of-God lives.  Kids with personalities and likes and dislikes and fears and hopes.  Kids who, without intervention by regular people like you and me, will be lucky to make it to the end of childhood.  Kids who wake up every day wondering if today will be the day someone comes for me.

I read this recently about poverty, and I believe it applies to the orphan crisis as well:

“The persistence of poverty is also the robbing of human potential. Poverty is not just a lack of money – it is not having the capability to realize one’s full potential as a human being.”

– Amartya Sen

Lord, we pray for the orphans.

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Lord, use us to show them Your best.

 

“You may choose to look the other way, but you can never again say that you did not know.”

-William Wilberforce 

 

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