Our staff reads over every letter and card that comes in for the sponsored children, and we are so encouraged by your prayer cards.
Even the handwriting is inspiring -- some prayers are written in a beautiful cursive while others are scrawled in the hands of children. There were so many sweet, diverse prayers that we had to select a few more to share with you.
We love how these sponsors pray over a situation their child has mentioned:
"We pray God will protect you each moment of your life. We are praying God comforts your heart while your dad is away and will bring him back to you soon. We pray God will give you his power and strength to endure at this time and you will be strong for your mother. God will do this for you when you talk to Jesus. We love you as our own child."
"I am praying for your father's income. I am praying for you not to worry. Jesus tells us (in Matthew 6:25-33) that our heavenly Father knows all our needs. He will take care of us. He has shown us by the way He takes care of the animals, fish, trees, and flowers. If we pray to Jesus first and obey His ways, He will bless us."
"We pray for you every night. I pray the Lord will bring you hope and happiness. You are a treasure to Him and to us! "Do not be preoccupied with evildoers. Do not envy those who do wicked things. They will quickly dry up like the grass and wither away. Trust the Lord and do good things. Live in the land, and practice being faithful! Be happy with the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart (Psalm 37). We love you!"
Other sponsors also paraphrased Scripture:
"I am praying that the joy of the Lord would be your strength, that you would feel the Lord's presence, that you will walk with the Lord all the days of your life, that you and your family would not lack for anything and that you know the hope to which Jesus has called you. We love you!"
These prayers cover the child's life so well:
"I am praying for you. I am praying that as you grow in age, you learn more about the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. I am praying that you grow strong and wise and lead others to know the Savior. I am praying that you will live a life that is pleasing to him in everything you do. I am praying you enjoy your childhood, your parents, and your dreams."
"We pray for God's hand to rest on you and for you to be strong in your faith. May God lead you in your life in a true path to serve others. May you have the Holy Spirit power to live holy and bring glory to His wonderful name. Amen."
"I am praying for you and your family! I am praying that Jesus be your strength and joy and that He powerfully provides for all of your needs. I asked Him to help you in school and to be your friend. I asked Him to fill your heart with His love!"
What fruit do you hope to see from these prayers over your sponsored children?