Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Fast and Pray Tomorrow

Yes, I said fast...




There's this whole community of adoptive parents blogging out there that I had no idea about when we started this process of adoption. It's really quite amazing to have been drawn in and become a part of it. One of the blogs that I frequent A Place Called Simplicity is written by an amazing woman, Linny. I love that she is so very open with her life and has allowed so many of us to be inspired by her and her family. Anyway, if you haven't already, you should go check it out for yourself.

Linny has asked us in that blogging community to link arms spiritually tomorrow, Sept. 8th. I will be joining them. We will be coming together (in our own homes--but wouldn't it be great if we all could come physically together too?) to fast and pray for the orphans. There are many who have linked to her post with specific prayer requests and I am adding our adoption prayer requests to that list. Some have financial needs, some have paperwork problems, some have been in country trying to get courts settled and come home with their kids for entirely too long. Some have prayer requests for a particular orphanage that is in a bad way and some just ask for prayers for the orphans in a certain country that is having difficulties with the process. Satan has a way of attacking those that are following God's will and changing lives for His glory. Please join us tomorrow. Check out her blog for the specific requests.

Here are mine:
1. There is a sibling group of five (yes, five!) that I have felt inexplicably drawn to. I don't know if they are meant to be ours or if I'm just meant to pray for them, but please pray that God shows them a family. I have been praying for them since last winter. They are very heavy on my heart.
2. Pray for DH's peace with this adoption. He is all for adoption but as the provider for our household, he has some concerns. You see, in the past, we have made some very poor decisions financially and we are still paying for them. We are working with gazelle intensity (I'm sure some of you know what that means :) ) and God has truly, truly blessed our change of hearts and commitment to right this situation. Like I said, we are still working on it and DH wants to make sure that we have all our ducks in a row before he has more mouths to feed. Pray for him to have a peace over our adoption and that he will know that God is so much bigger than our problems. Let me reiterate, he is in favor of the adoption, I think it's just hard on him... as the head of the household.
3. Please pray for our financial situation. We are doing really well so far and the Lord has provided every time we need something but as we are just now working on the home study, we have a long road ahead of us. We are fundraising, having a yard sale, and selling everything that isn't stapled down. Please pray that God continues to provide for us and that Satan does not send my truck to the shop anymore. (been there three times in the last week.)

I truly hope that you would go and check out Linny's blog and pray for the others who are requesting it. Please join us in the fast tomorrow. I'm doing it, and tomorrow is our 10th wedding anniversary. Isn't it funny how that worked out. When you get married, you look down the road and think about your 10th. It seems so far away, and you think it will be an amazing day--in the way that's all about you. Here I am, the time has flown by and I KNOW it will be an amazing day--but not at all about me.

15 comments:

  1. Standing in the gap with you and praying tomorrow.

    :)
    janet and gang

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  2. I am thankful you linked!! Praying and fasting with you for God's plan to unfold!!

    Can't wait to see what God does...xo

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  3. PS Happy, happy, happy anniversary!!

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  4. praying with you today (we're part of the link-up as well). And happy anniversary!

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  5. Praying for you. Happy Anniversary.

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  6. Praying and fastting that the Lord would provide, encourage and strengthen! Praying for the sibling group to find their forever family!

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  7. Came over from A Place Called Simplicity. I am fasting & praying for you today.

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  8. I am praying for you today!!! Happy anniversary.

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  9. first, happy anniversary - your day of sacrifice will be extra blessed b/c of that. we are fasting and praying for you today. we know the pain of choices and the "gazelle speed" - we are in the same boat so thanks for sharing that! read eph 3:20 - it has been our adoption verse and just a faithful reminder to us of who provides! HE owns a 1,000 cattle on a 1,000 hills - he will provide for you family and the extra 5!

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  10. Agreeing with you in prayer as you trust and follow God in all areas of your life.

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  11. Fasting and praying for you and your husband as you continue with your adoption journey!

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  12. Standing in the gap for you today through prayer and fasting!

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  13. Over from Linny's...praying and fasting with you today. Praying for that sibling group that He leads them to the family He means for them to be a part of. God bless, Jennifer

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  14. Just prayed that our Father will organise the five siblings to learn how much our Saviour loves them, and have hope in Him. Also, for blessings (finanical wise) on your family, because of your desire for the orphans, so that your husband may know and be reassured that it is with His blessings. May He continue to guide you as you keep asking Him for His guidance and wisdom.

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