A Prayer for the Orphans

James 1:27″Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.” (NLT)

As we approach this Thanksgiving Holiday, we would like to thank all those who support our ministry to orphans. As you offer thanks around your table this year, please remember to pray for all those lost children in our world.


Prayers for the suffering children in the world:

Dear Lord Jesus, so many children around the world have become orphaned or abandoned for many different reasons. Many have never known the love of a mother or father. Lord, we know that You care for all people – but have a special heart for little children and orphans. Protect them, we prayer.

Comfort them in their trials and provide for them when they are in need. Educate them and protect them from those that would take advantage of their vulnerabilities. Heal the physical, and emotional hurt that so many have had to face in their young lives. Comfort them, we pray

Heavenly 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 and cover them with Your grace. Save them, we pray.


Loving heavenly Father – how our hearts go out those who have been abandoned or orphaned and have become ‘street kids.’ Father, we ask that you would look down in pity and mercy on those lost to drugs, prostitution, child labor or criminal activities. Provide for them, we pray.

Lord, we ask that You would extend Your arm of mercy to rescue them from this grim lifestyle. We pray that you would provide the help needed for many to be found and set free from the difficulties they face. 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. Grant them peace, we pray.

We pray for all outreach missions and ministries, like Orphan Relief Effort, which actively seeks to rescue those abandoned to a life where they have to fend for themselves and are facing severe hardships. Bless them, we pray.


Provide the funds, for food, people, amenities, equipment, and education needed to keep the orphanages and ministries functioning and heal the hearts of those damaged by the experience of finding themselves alone in your world. Love them, we pray

Into Your loving hands Lord, we place all children that are alone in the world. May each child receive the opportunity to learn about the Lord Jesus and to know of His love deeply and personally. In Jesus’ name, we pray,


Thank you for praying for all orphans and all of us who serve them in Jesus’ Name.


Yvonne with Orphan Relief Effort, Inc.

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.”


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