Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Join me...

Would you please join me in praying for Ethiopia? News is circulating that Ethiopia may cut adoptions by 90%.

I don't really have any other words...we would just totally appreciate your prayers.

Here is a list of things you can pray for: (copied from Tom Davis, of Children's Hope Chest, Blog)

1. For God's will to be done on earth as it is in heaven.
God is in control. For those of you who are facing being stuck, remember that God is in control.

2. For God to breakdown strongholds of the enemy.
Every child deserves the right to grow up in a health family, and adoptive families provide that for thousands of children each year. Pray that God would demolish the strongholds that are set up against adoption.

3. For God to fulfill His promises.
God defines Himself as the Father to the Fatherless. He declares He will set the lonely in families. He warns those who would interfere with His plan to bring justice and mercy that is due to them. Find the orphan scriptures, pray them to God, and ask Him to fulfill those promises to the children of Ethiopia now.

4. For the courts and judges and government officials making this decision.
Ask the Holy Spirit to permeate the courtroom and convict the hearts of the judges and other government officials. Bring the power of the Holy Spirit into these discussions and proceedings--not that we would get our way--but that God's perfect will would be fulfilled in these decisions.

5. For the children and families
That God would shorten their wait times. Fortunately, God is bigger than these obstacles. Pray that waiting children would receive comfort. And pray that waiting families would experience peace, grace, and love from those around them


Nana's Nuggets said...

Hi! Jenna, just so you will know, after reading your blog this morning I have so had you on my heart this day! Have prayed and lifted this situation up, and to add to this thought of mine this morning was in regards to your concern and of course Brad's and his situation not only w/the current situation but their adoption as well. They had their home study yesterday. but w/Brad's current issue at hand, and now that the Grand Jury wants to see tapes and interview w/complaniant, this could so hinder and take away the desire, so just keep Trusting and Believing and knowing that that circle will not be broken because of Jesus!! Love and Prayers!

Nana's Nuggets said...

It's me again, forgot to say that I truly Thank God for this post this morning and Thanking Him again for allowing His spirit to speak loud and clear to us, that we must just not move out of that cirlce of His Love!For~ He is already There in yours and Brads!