Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The Power of Prayer

Hello fellow lovers of adoption! It is Wednesday which means Beth is heading off today to see her son!!! We are all so excited for her!

As I was thinking about the journey Beth is about to embark on today and the countless others who are in various stages through the adoption process I thought a lot about prayer. I would love it if we could all take some time out of our day or multiple times throughout the day to say a prayer for Beth and her family, as well as anyone else you know going through the adoption process.

The Bible has a lot to say about prayer but here are a few verses that have been jumping out to me:

 “I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them.”
1 Timothy 2:1

 “The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.”
James 5:16

“So we keep on praying for you, asking our God to enable you to live a life worthy of his call. May he give you the power to accomplish all the good things your faith prompts you to do. Then the name of our Lord Jesus will be honored because of the way you live, and you will be honored along with him. This is all made possible because of the grace of our God and Lord, Jesus Christ.”
1 Thessalonians 1:11-12

Prayer is a powerful tool. Let’s surround Beth, and other families we know, with our prayers today.

We know you are the ultimate Father. Surround Beth with your love and comfort as she waits for the moment to meet her precious son. Lead and guide her in the path you have mapped out for her, and give her the strength to face any struggles that are ahead. Help prepare Jude for the changes that are about to take place in his life, and help him to love his new family as much as they love him. May you bless them as a family throughout the years. Amen.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful post and prayer, Chantel! I am praying for Beth and her family!!