In honor of the upcoming Orphan Sunday (November 4th), we are hosting a Prayer Campaign to prepare our hearts and minds for the day set aside to honor the orphaned, knowing that PRAYER is the best place to start!
Yesterday we talked about the orphan, how the numbers can overwhelm us, leaving us numb. Today, we are going to talk about our FATHER God.
To start, let’s find out what He promises about His character through His Word…
“In you alone do the orphans find mercy.” Hosea 14:3
“The helpless put their trust in you. You defend the orphans. Lord, you know the hopes of the helpless. Surely you will hear their cries and comfort them. You will bring justice to the orphans and the oppressed, so mere people can no longer terrify them.” Psalms 10:14,17-18
“Father to the fatherless, defender of widows—this is God, whose dwelling is holy. God places the lonely in families; he sets the prisoners free and gives them joy.” Psalms 68:5-6
“You must not exploit a widow or an orphan. If you exploit them in any way and they cry out to me, then I will certainly hear their cry.” Exodus 22:22-23
“No, I will not abandon you as orphans—I will come to you.” John 14:18
Isn’t that AMAZING? God, OUR Father, promises to defend, protect, hear, and comfort the fatherless.
Please join us in a prayer of praise to our loving, caring & compassionate Father God…
Father God, THANK YOU for being our intimate Father. Thank you adopting ME into your family and treating me as your own. We are thankful that IN YOU ALONE the orphan will find mercy. We remind you of your promises—to set the lonely into families, to defend and give joy as well as justice to the orphan. Thanks for hearing our prayers and allowing them to come to your ears. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
We welcome you to include a prayer, verse or comment!