Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Thanksgiving Prayer for Those Touched by Adoption

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petitions, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God."
-Philippians 4:6 

As we gather to celebrate this day of Thanksgiving, we pray that the Lord will keep and watch over all those touched by adoption and those waiting to adopt. We pray He will keep a special watch over the babies, children, and birth families that we work with at Lifetime Adoption Center.

Dear Lord,
Protect all we know, love, and come in contact with from harm and from any sadness today.

Let us see the true blessings in each of our lives, the blessings that you have provided at this moment in time. Help us take time out from our normal activities to reflect on our blessings with a thankful heart and a promise of continued blessing in the season before us.

If some of us hurt, please heal our hearts.

If some of us are impatient, grant us and those around us patience.

If we find ourselves with condescending people, fill them with kindness.

If we feel our lives are lacking, show us how to give to those with even less.

You know the hearts of adoptive families, birth mothers, and the precious children that unite them. Grant them all peace for today and hope for tomorrow as we pause for our Thanksgiving celebrations.

Thank you for your blessings today and all year long,
Amen

We pray you'll have a safe Thanksgiving with your loved ones and blessing and a joy will pour out to you all.

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