Praise God for the time we have each year to reflect upon Him fulfilling His promise to send the light of His Son, Jesus Christ. Ask Him to use us to share that light with those still living in the darkness of their sins. Pray for many to repent and put their faith in Jesus during this holiday season.
This week we are praying for Lifeline Children’s Services, a Christ-centered holistic orphan care ministry in Birmingham, Alabama. Lifeline serves families by supporting them in adoption, foster care, education, and international orphan care. They partner with us to train for foster care, support foster care and adoptive families, and equip us for trauma care. We’re also praying for Mountain Brook Community Church and Pastor Tim Kallam.
Day 1: Pray for Lifeline’s Expectant Mother Ministry. Pray for expectant mothers to find Lifeline and feel led to reach out to them. Pray for these women to see the hope in adoption and choose life. Pray for the pregnancy counselors as they walk with these families. Pray that the Holy Spirit would guide their conversations and ultimately point them toward Jesus.
Day 2: Pray for Lifeline’s Foster Care Ministry. Pray for the Lord to bring families who are mission-minded and have hearts ready to share the gospel with kids entering their homes. Pray for Lifeline’s ongoing relationships with DHR and DHS to continue to grow and deepen. Pray for the kids in foster care. Pray for them to find healing, for quick reunification processes when safe, and for families to feel supported. Pray for more families willing to take older children, sibling groups, and medical special needs.
Day 3: Pray for Lifeline’s Domestic Adoption Program. Pray for birthparents to see Jesus in the families that they chose for their little ones. Pray for adoptive families to know how to disciple and care for their child and for their child’s birth family. Also, pray for endurance for those who have been waiting a long time for a chance at adoption.
Day 4: Pray for Lifeline’s International Adoption Program working in India, Latin America, Asia, Eurasia, and Haiti. Pray for encouragement and strength for the social workers who work diligently to make international adoptions possible. Pray that the Lord would bring Lifeline families who are mission-minded and gospel-centered and that the Lord would provide the financial provisions needed for those families.
Day 5: Pray for Lifeline’s counseling services. Pray for every therapist to have wisdom in guiding and leading families well while remaining grounded in the gospel. Pray for individuals to begin processing deep trauma and to have the courage to continue. Pray that families will find love and support through this journey in the local church.
Day 6: Pray for Lifeline’s (Un)Adopted Ministry. Pray for the 153 million children around the world that are living in orphanages, and the 38,493 teens that age out of those facilities every day. Pray for the (Un)Adopted staff as they seek to train orphanage workers, equip local churches, and love and care for these children well.
This week, we are praying for Long-Termers, R and K, as they move to the Middle East for their first term. They, along with their teammates, have the long-term goal of seeing a healthy church planted among the Khofa* people and will be laying the groundwork for the next three years. They will be learning Arabic and doing business research to gain access to these people.
Day 1: Please pray for R and K’s travel to the Middle East. They will be on long flights today, December 5, to get to their city. Pray for all the logistics involved in an international move and that they (and their bags) would all arrive safely. Pray that they would get over jet lag quickly. Pray for their families here in the U.S., as well.
Day 2: Pray for R and K as they adjust to their new city and new culture. Pray that they would feel at home quickly and make good connections with those around them.
Day 3: Pray for R and K to be able to find an apartment suitable for their family. Pray that God would give them contentment in whatever place they ultimately end up. Pray for good neighbors and a good location in the city.
Day 4: Please pray for R and K to find encouragement from God’s Word daily and to remain disciplined to have intentional time with the Father. Also, pray they would be able to find a local church that would be a place for them to gather with brothers and sisters regularly.
Day 5: Pray for the Khofa* people. Pray that God would already be working in their hearts over the next three years, so that when R and K and their team arrive, there will be people ready to hear the gospel.
Day 6: Please pray for R and K to encourage each other in their marriage daily. Pray they will be an example of the gospel to those around them. Pray for them to honor each other and to make the most of the blessing of their marriage that God has given them.
*This people group name has been changed for security purposes.