This week we’ve prayed for the children in foster care. We’ve taken notice that it’s easy for them to feel tossed around, lost, and at times like they don’t have guidance.
As we close this week we acknowledge that foster care is temporary. Circumstances are temporary, but relationship with God as our Father is forever. So our prayer is that each child in foster care would ultimately know God as Father, guide, and source of life.
Prayer: Father, we pray that each child in foster care would know you intimately. That they like the psalmist would be able to pray
Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?
If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.
If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,” even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.
In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.
If this week’s prayers have stirred a need for you to do something practical, this weekend we will be posting some upcoming opportunities to serve children in foster care. Stay tuned.