Dear Lord, our next child has been through some very painful
and sad things, that's the whole reason they are in foster care
right now. This breaks my heart, as I know it breaks Yours. Dear
Lord, I pray that you would bind up their broken heart. Take
all those pieces and put them back together like only You can.
Dear Lord, our next child is a prisoner of their dark past.
I pray that you would free them from the captivity to their past,
that you would release them from the darkness of the abuse
and trama that they have experienced.
Dear Lord, I pray that you would bestow on our next child a
crown of beauty instead of ashes, a garment of praise instead
of a spirit of despair. Please heal their mind and spirit from
the wounds they have experienced. Replace the hurt with the
beauty that only You can give. Give them the oil of gladness
instead of mourning. Comfort them, dear Lord.
Their biological family is broken, dear Lord. You can rebuild
the places long devastated. You can renew the ruins of their
past. I pray that you would give them a new start with
our family. Help us to show them Your love, dear Lord.
~from Isaiah 61~