Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Hope

I rec'd an Advent book in the mail yesterday from Buckner Int. The word Advent means "coming" or "arrival." For Christians, the focus of the entire season is celebrating of the birth of Jesus in His First Advent and anticipating Christ's return in His Second Advent. The 4 weeks of Advent reflect the themes of Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love.

Because of Buckner's ministry to orphans, they have a special love for the fatherless and for the families who adopt them. I would like to share the prayers found in this Advent book for orphans and families.

Yesterday's prayer: HOPE FOR THE FATHERLESS
Sovereign God, please wrap Your loving arms around Your fatherless children. Provide them the HOPE of an eternal Father, the HOPE of being part of a Godly family, and the HOPE of having a family of their own. Please show them the HOPE of the Savior as we celebrate the birth of Your Son.

Today's prayer: HOPE FOR THE FAMILIES
Father, there are so many families looking to take children into their hearts and homes. Give HOPE to the childless and HOPE to the adopting parents. Help the families know that You will work out all the details to Your glory. Provide HOPE in order that these families can make a difference in the lives of that special child You have chosen for them.

2 comments:

Yvonne Crawford said...

Those are beautiful prayers!!! So nice to see a spiritual post. :)

Yvonne

p.s. back to the holiday convo...Santa does come on Christmas Eve. Yeah, that's the problem my husband has with St. Nick day. Because really Santa is St. Nick....I think my dad told me they were brothers??? Callum is too young to care now, but I will have to figure out something for next year. In a lot of European countries, they just do St. Nick on the night of Dec. 5th...and then stick to Jesus on Dec. 25th, which I think is wonderful.

Rebecca said...

Thank you for sharing these Tish. I am going to use them at our orphan ministry meeting tomorrow!!

Hugs,
Rebecca