Thursday July 17 – Prayer for China
Come and worship
Abba, Our Father – Romans 8:15. It signifies the close, intimate relationship of a father to his child, as well as the childlike trust that a young child puts in his “daddy.”
Meditate on his Word Romans 8: 31- 39
What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son but gave Him up for us all, how will He not also with Him graciously give us all things?… No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. vv. 31b, 32, 37
In China, birth defects are on the rise, and special needs children are being abandoned and left in orphanages. Many of these children go quickly to be with the Lord, but others wait for life-saving medical care and a family of their own. Children are abandoned
every day because of treatable birth defects, because families don’t know how to feed and care for their child, and because of social stigma around such disorders. Currently, children are laying in cribs without interaction and proper nutrition because orphanages are crowded and understaffed. There are, however, organizations that help bring some of these children into healing homes, foster care, and eventually adoption.
Reflect and give thanks
Take a few minutes to thank the Lord for being the Father to the Fatherless in China. Thank Him for loving the oppressed and for placing children in families.
Pray for these orphaned children in China to receive the nurturing care they need, and that the Lord would put each of them into a loving family.
Pray for the local Church to take action, to be the example and catalyst for a cultural change of empathy for people with special needs.
Pray that parents would be able to find assistance so that they can raise their children. Pray that the Lord would provide the finances so that organizations like ‘Love Without Boundaries’ and ‘Bring Me Hope’ could help bring hope and healing to more orphaned children and poor rural families in China.
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