The movie “War Room”, many scriptures, sermons, bible studies, and our first two foster parenting classes have inspired me to start praying in our spare room for the potential children and families whose lives God has planned for us to help through the resource of that room. Words flow the best for me when I sit and type them out. My plan of action is to write my prayer for all future children and families as well as write individual prayers as God introduces new people into our lives. Also to frame and hang this prayer in this room and the individual prayers for the current resident of the room. These prayers with permission of caseworkers and families I hope to give to the children and their parents so that they can keep them and know that someone is praying for them. I won’t be able to share the individualized prayers, but I can share the first prayer publically.
Dear God. Thank you for the blessing of bringing our small family together. Thank you for our home and for the resource of this extra bedroom. The circumstances of how we have this room alone is a lesson in how short and precious life is. God you have helped me to understand that you created every human being and each child is a gift directly from you. Help us as a family help every child that comes to live with us to realize that they are first and foremost a very precious gift with a purpose you have a plan for. Help us to come alongside the parents to realize this gift and to learn how to best care for them. You created the establishment of family and our prayer is that you use our family to help bring restoration to families that are broken. Depending on your plan Lord our family is willing to grow when restoration is not possible in families that are in need.
No matter where each child’s permanent home will be, I pray that they will know that they will always have a permanent place in our hearts. Most of all God I pray that they will know that you provide the greatest permanence and home. Your desire is to have us all in your family. Your love is everlasting, unconditional, sacrificial, self less, and pure. Please help us all to love the way that only you can love. Help us to have kindness in only the way you can show kindness. To have goodness in your pure form of goodness. To have joy that only you can provide. To be patient at all times which is only possible through you God. To have a peaceful home and live in the way that only you provide true peace. To be faithful to you and to each other as you are ALWAYS faithful to us. To show gentleness just as Jesus gave us the example of gentleness. To always control ourselves, our emotions, our selfish tendencies, and our words with a strength that you can only provide. Dear God use this room, our home, and our lives to make a difference. I love you dear precious Heavenly Father and in your Son’s name Jesus I pray. Amen