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9 Months DTE

I was going to use this post to highlight all of the ways adoption is NOT like a pregnancy (since so many people like to make that comparison). If adoption were like a pregnancy, we'd now have completed two consecutive "pregnancies" with at least one more full term ahead of us before we have our baby home. 

But, I'm going to resist the urge to do that and instead share with you our prayer list in regards to adoption in case you want to join with us. I know that many of you are praying for us, and we're so thankful for that.

Pure hearts
  • That our deepest, overriding passion would be for the glorification of God.
  • That we would have a growing, genuine, heart-level desire to picture forth the Gospel.
  • That we would come to a deeper understanding and delight in the fact that we have been adopted by God through Jesus.
  • That we would have a deep love for and compassion for orphans.
  • That Christ’s own love for orphans would be dwelling within us.
  • That we would not make an idol out of adoption.
  • That we would not make an idol out of having kids. 
  • That we would not seek meaning or to have our deepest longings fulfilled through adoption.
  •  That we would not seek to earn God’s favor through adoption.
Blessing on our current adoption efforts
  • Get our child or children home soon.
  • God’s presence and protection over the child.
  • That God would provide everything we need—spiritually, emotionally, mentally, physically, financially—to complete the task.
Vision for and blessing on future adoptive ministry
  • That God would clearly lead us to greater and greater adoption fruitfulness.
  • That he would give us a unified vision for what that will look like.
  • That we would be open to what God has for us.
  • That we would trust God enough to move forward in the ways he wants us to.
  • That God would greatly expand and multiply our adoption ministry, above and beyond what we could ask or imagine, for the sake of his name, and for the relief of suffering.
  • That God would fill our home with children that we can love and raise up to know and love Christ.


Dona said...

Sara & Don, Thank you for giving us your prayer requests. They are deep and meaningful. I am trusting that the Lord will grant you your request. I was reading 1 Samuel 1 the other day, i pray that no one is harassaing you as Hannah was, that there are Godly people speaking into your life encouraging you along the way, knowing that He is faithful and He is being glorified through your lives and keeping watch over you little one(s).

Aunt Jane said...

Hi guys,

Jeff and I have been following your blog, just never posted before, but wanted you to know that we are praying for you. As you know, we've been where you are. So many times when reading of your journey, we go "oh yeah, I remember when". Just know that there is no better place to be than in God's care. He will form your family and someday you'll be looking back saying "oh yeah, I remember when". Thanks for posting a prayer list.