Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Praying Through Pre-Adoption Day 10

If you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry
 and satisfy the needs of the oppressed,
then your light will rise in the darkness,
and your night will become like the noonday.
~Isaiah 58:10

With a heavy heart, we are praying for the birthparents of the children we will be adopting.

I think often of the parents.

How old are they?
What are they doing at this moment?
Are they a couple? Are they strangers today?
Is one of our children already born? Is the birthmother with child?
Are there siblings?
How are they living? Are their needs being met?
Do they know God loves them dearly?
Do they know they will forever be in our hearts?
Do they know the precious gift they will be giving us?
Do they know we pray for them?
Do they know?

It is likely we will never meet our children's birthparents. I have heard of some special cases in which the adoptive parents did meet the birthfamily. I pray that if we would ever get this beautiful chance, God would give us the words to say. Because I will probably be a nervous, weeping fool.

It is a love unexplainable, how I feel towards the children God will be entrusting to us, and the birthparents who will be making the decision to give their children someting they could not. God is arranging a precious sacrifice.

Oh, what a sacrifice.

My heart aches.

Prayer: Jesus, we pray for the birthparents of the children we will be adopting. We pray they know You. We pray they know they are loved. We pray they know there is purpose in living in Your light. We pray they know we already care so deeply about them. We pray they have shelter, clothing, good health, food, and water. We pray that their light will rise in the darkness, and their night will become like the noonday.


  1. I can't wait until you get your sweetness :)

  2. Sorry that I'm so far behind on your news... thinking and hoping for you on your adoption xoxo