The Prayer’s of Black Women: Praying for Foster Care

Artist:  Henry Lee Battle
Artist: Henry Lee Battle

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us today our daily bread.  Forgive us our debts as we also have forgiven our debtors.  And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from the evil one.  Matthew 6:9 – 13

Heavenly Father thank you for this day we have never seen before.  And thank you for reminding me to pray today.  Lord please protect children that are in foster care.  Please give foster care parents spirits needed to raise, love, and teach children that have been entrusted to them.  Please give the parents and once caregivers peace in knowing their children are in safe and in loving homes.  Please give those parents and once caregivers the spirit to change how they took care of the children taken from them.  Once these parents and once caregivers have made the necessary changes and can prove to the courts they can again provide for the children they love, please give them favor throughout the legal system so they can be reunited with the children they love and the children that loves them.  Amen

The Prayer’s of Black Women: Lord Help Those That are Grieving

Artist:  Henry Lee Battle
Artist: Henry Lee Battle

You are still alive, so live. Don’t just exist. Don’t just breathe in and out. Don’t just go through the motions. LIVE! And just because you make that choice to live, it doesn’t mean your not still grieving. There is no “getting over it”. I like to think of it as moving through it. The pain is still there. It still hurts as bad as the first days sometimes. The void in your life is always there. The loss is there whether there are tears in your eyes or a smile on your face.  ~Leslie Wachter McDonald

Lord this morning I’m praying for the grieving hearts.  Why?  Because the saddest acts of unkindness among those that have lost or that are losing a loved one is always heart wrenching.  Sadly the sorrowful bring their grieving strife to others to sort.  And in the midst of seeking comfort of their loss or losses they are usually exploited.  So this morning Lord I lift the grieving hearts to you.

First, Lord, I’m requesting with a sincere and humble heart that you put them under your protection.  I’m asking Lord that you will put a salve of comfort over their wounded minds.  I’m asking Lord that you will bring compassion in their midst for those that are grieving the same loss.  I’m asking Lord that you bring an understanding to each of their acts of judgment.  But most of all, Lord, let your presence be known so that finalization of their dead earthly possessions can be carried out with private dignity.  Amen