Prayer! I cannot underestimate its importance. I have to constantly remind myself that this is absolutely crucial for my every day life as well as this adoption process.
So often when the Apostle Paul talked about prayer he also talked about being joyful and thankful.
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. -Phillipians 4:4-7
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. -I Thessalonians 5:16-18
Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ -Colossians 4:2-3
I want my prayers to be like this. I know there will be countless trials and frustrations in the coming months and years but in the midst of it, by God’s grace, I want to approach God with joy and thanksgiving because he has done GREAT things! In Christ, we win! And no trial, delay, heartache or frustration can change that.
So, when the pressure seems to be getting to me. Will you point me back to the cross of Christ? Will you remind me to rejoice? … And will you pray?
- Pray for peace in the process
- Pray for our little girl. That she would be safe and healthy, and that she would know the love of Jesus and her forever family.
- Pray we will have the funds we need as we need them.
- Pray the process would be smooth and all the details would fall into place.
- Pray for our hearts as we prepare for a beautiful new member of our family.
As the process begins we will share more specific prayer needs as they arise. We will post some of those here. But let me know if you’d like us to add you to an email list with additional requests and updates.