Claim the Abundant Life for All of God’s Children
There are 350 million children worldwide who are considered orphaned at some level.
This is roughly the equivalent of the population of the United States. That statistic may seem fairly overwhelming, but don’t stop there. We worship a God who sees these kids and sees His church and wants us to connect the dots. Jesus didn’t just die for the endgame; He died for right now, too. He died for their right now.
The circumstances some children face may be unfair, and at times “unfair” can be a gross understatement about their sufferings, but God wants the abundant life for them, too. We aren’t talking about riches and fame, but rather the fruits of the Spirit.
Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control are far more important, although they are intangible traits.
Galatians 5:22 – 23 NIV
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
So get down on those knees and raise the Modern Orphan up! Some children have seen up close and personally what sin has done to a broken world. They do not have Mommy or Daddy here on earth standing in the gap for them, but God gave them you!
God sees the hard things that they have faced. He sees you as you wonder how to help and feel a little insignificant to impart eternal change into a big situation. But God promises an abundant life in John 10:10.
John 10:10 NIV
10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
He purposed every child here on earth, and you have the ability to pray for their needs!
Pray specifically for peace. Pray now for resources and support for their needs. Pray that the needles in adults’ hearts are moved towards fostering, adopting, or supporting those who do.
Pray Jeremiah 29:11 over these children.
11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
And as you pray God’s Word back to Him, know that you are truly imparting an eternal difference into the lives of children who need it very much.
Claiming abundant life for orphans provided by Ignite Hope!