SCRIPTURES FOR REFLECTION AS YOU PRAY FOR THE ORPHANS OF THE WORLD
God’s Heart…for the Orphan
He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow…
…For in you [God] the fatherless find compassion.
A father to the fatherless, a defenderof widows, is God in his holy dwelling. God sets
the lonely in families…
God’s Heart…for Us
In the very place where it was said to them, “You are not my people,” there they will be
called ‘children of the living God.
The Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry,
“Abba, Father.” The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.
Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who
calls out, “Abba, Father.”…and since you are his child, God has made you also an heir.
God’s Call to Us
Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed.
Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow.
Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after
orphans and widows in their distress….
Yvonne with Orphan Relief Effort
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.”