Prayer for Families Divided by Child Welfare Agents
Dear Father God,
I come before you today asking for your blessing on the families divided by child welfare authorities. May errors in judgement be righted and each situation brought into alignment with Your will for all involved. May these families be reunited as quickly as possible, O kind, ever-compassionate Lord. Make those families strong, viable, healthy, and godly. Place Your righteousness in their hearts and guide them to prosperity and joy.
Lord, you see the foster children who cry for their mothers, fathers, grandparents, siblings, and friends, who miss their homes and pets and toys, and who feel alone or frightened. Lord, please comfort them with your Holy Spirit, surround them with your love and help them each and every day to grow closer to you and to trust you more and more. Whenever possible, Lord, let those children be allowed to return to the side of the parents You gave them.
Keep them safe in every situation, Lord. Where the children are being abused, let them be saved and transferred to a healthier, happier environment. Whenever possible and whenever it is the best option, let the children be placed in kinship care rather than in foster care. Give them happy and stable home lives, and protect them from being transferred through many foster homes. You alone can see all these children and You alone know their circumstances and suffering and opportunities. I ask You, Lord, to set Your hand into their lives and the lives of all those in contact with them, so that they will have the best hope for a blessed future.
Lord, I ask that you comfort grieving parents and help them to adjust. Strengthen them to improve any aspects of their lives that need improvement and give them stability, wisdom, increased love, and prosperity. Guide them to whatever information may help them regain custody of their children. Bless them with the advantage of the best legal counsel available. Strengthen, inspire, and motivate those lawyers to really help the families they represent in juvenile courtrooms. Help the parents to be a blessing and comfort for their children. Give them that opportunity.
Lord, You know all these people and every situation. You know who is involved and how to resolve the problems these people face. I ask that You mercifully comfort and empower them to be the parents You would like them to be. Reunite their families whenever possible. Bless all those involved, and bind up their broken hearts. Let them know You and love You and be saved.
Heavenly Father, I ask also that you place Your hand into the lives, hearts and minds of all the social workers, judges, lawyers, and foster parents, and anyone else involved with each family’s child welfare case. I ask that you correct misperceptions, reverse unfair judgements, and give each person involved a conscience so that they will feel impelled to do only what’s best for each family according to Your divine will and purpose. Thank you, Lord, for guiding each of these people, and let them be led to repentance and salvation and devotion to Your son Jesus Christ.
May all the people involved be strengthened to do what is right, to bow before Your sovereignty, to recognize Your love, to appeal for Your help, and may they be sanctified to serve Your divine purpose.
God, kind loving Father, forgive me my sins of both omission and commission, those I know about and those I may not even be aware of. I place these sins and my many issues at the feet of Your Son, Jesus Christ, knowing You are fully able to correct my mistakes.
Lead all the falsely accused afflicted parties onto the right path, and give peace to our souls through Your eternal and ever-present grace. And I ask, Father, that You do that now. Lord, have mercy on us all and let there be many souls saved through my present and ongoing efforts to be an authentic and devoted Christian.
Lord, finally I ask you to make changes in the child protective services laws so that families will be preserved and injustices will no longer take place. Lord, I know there are children who will benefit from foster homes because their parents really are not able to raise them, but please, in all cases where the parents can take care of them, and where the parents love and want to protect their own children, let them be reunited through the power of Your presence and might.
Thank you Lord, in Jesus’ name. Amen
Prayer written by Linda Jo Martin, owner of the FightCPS website.
– 1 Peter 5:6-7 NIV
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