Prayer Plan // May 2022

What better thing to shape our prayer life than God’s own Word? When we engage God’s word, there are three key things we can do to get the most out of it. Read. Reflect. Respond. Read through the text. Reflect on what you just read. What stands out? What questions do you have? What did you learn about God? Yourself? And finally Respond. God speaks to us through His Word. As we take in what He has given us, it is natural to reply back to Him in prayer. At times, we seek God’s wisdom about a specific need or concern.  We will read this month’s scripture and reflect on Foster Care. This month we are looking at Proverbs 2: 1-10.
Scripture
My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, listening closely to wisdom and directing your heart to understanding; furthermore, if you call out to insight and lift your voice to understanding, if you seek it like silver and search for it like hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and discover the knowledge of God. For the Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding. He stores up success for the upright; He is a shield for those who live with integrity so that He may guard the paths of justice and protect the way of His loyal followers. Then you will understand righteousness, justice, and integrity—every good path. For wisdom will enter your mind, and knowledge will delight your heart. -Proverbs 2: 1-10
Reflection
God is able to give us wisdom and to direct our hearts to understanding.  We know that Foster Care is in crisis.  The children need us to seek for understanding and insight as though we are seeking for an invaluable treasure, which we are.  A child’s life lies in the balance.  We need God’s wisdom and guidance for how each of us can impact this precious child’s life for His glory.  This scripture reminds us that as we seek His wisdom, we will understand righteousness, justice and integrity.  God helps us to know what each of us should do, whether it is fostering a child, stepping up to walk alongside a foster family as part of their support system, or to give of our finances.  In prayerfully seeking God’s guidance, He will supply us with the wisdom needed to make an impact in the lives of children - one of God’s greatest treasures.

PRAYER SPOTLIGHT

  • For the 7,000+ children being impacted by the WV foster care crisis.

  • For the biological parents who are going through a challenging season apart from their children.

  • For the current foster, kinship, and adoptive parents as they love and serve the children in their care.

  • For new foster parents to step up and begin fostering.

  • For the individuals who volunteer their time to walk alongside foster, kinship, and adoptive families. 

  • For the grandparents and great-grandparents in WV who have primary custody of over 35,000 children 

  • Ask God to reveal how He wants you to be involved in the foster care crisis. 

PRO TIP

  • Don’t be afraid to claim God’s promises in prayer. Matthew 7:7 reads, “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” Be bold, specific and direct.

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