Dear Lord Jesus, so many children around the world have become orphaned or abandoned for so many different reasons and have never known the love of a mother or father for them – Lord we know that You care for all people – but have a special heart for little children and orphans.
Watch over these children and young people, we pray. Comfort them in their trials and provide for them when they are in need. Educate them when they are abandoned, protect them from those that would take advantage of their vulnerabilities and heal the physical and emotional hurt that so many have had to face in their young lives.
And Father we ask that in Your grace that You would draw near to each one and bring them into a saving relationship with the Lord Jesus – Meet each one at their point of need we pray and cover them with Your grace.
Loving heavenly Father – how our hearts go out to the children and young people who have been abandoned or orphaned and have become. ‘street kids’. Father we ask that you would look down in pity and mercy on so many who have been drawn into drugs, prostitution, child labor or criminal activities.
Lord we ask that You would extend Your arm of mercy to these youngsters and rescue many who have been drawn into this grim life-style. We pray that you would provide the help needed for many to be found and set free from the difficulties they face – and we pray for each one, that they may hear the gospel of grace and come to know You as the loving Savior and caring Father.
We pray for the many ministries that have undertaken to care for orphaned and abandoned children – that You may be lifted up in their ministries.
We pray for any outreach missions, like Orphan Relief Effort, that actively seek to rescue those that that have been abandoned to a life where they have to fend for themselves and are facing severe hardships.
Provide the funds and food – the people and the amenities – the education and the equipment that are needed to keep the orphanages and ministries functioning and heal the hearts of those that have been damaged by the experience of finding them alone in the world.
Into Your hands Lord we place all children and young people that are alone in the world and may each one find the security for which they yearn and the opportunity to learn about the Lord Jesus and to know of His love for each of them, in Whose name we pray,
Thank you for praying for all orphans and all of us who serve them in Jesus’ Name.
Matthew 28:19 “Therefore, GO and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.”