Saturday, June 9, 2012

Praying over my adoption

Father, in Jesus’ name, I come boldly before Your throne of grace, that I may receive mercy and find grace in my time of need.  I am trusting in You and seek to do good, so that I may dwell in the land of feed surely on Your faithfulness.

I delight myself also in You, and You give me the desires and secret petitions of my heart.  I believe my desire to adopt a child is from You, and I am willing to assume the responsibility of rearing this child in the ways of the Master.

Father, I commit my way to You.  My confidence is in You, and You will bring this adoption to pass according to Your purpose and plan.

Lord, your Son, Jesus, demonstrated Your love for children when He said, “Let the children alone, don’t prevent them from coming to me. God’s kingdom is made up of people like these.”  Then He laid hands on them and blessed them.

Use me as your instrument of peace and righteousness to bless this child. I purpose in my heart to train this child in the way that he should go.

Lord, I am embracing this child, Your best gift, as my own, with your love, as Jesus said, “Whoever embraces one of these children as I do embraces me, and far more than me – God who sent me.”

Father, take this child up and be a Father and a Mother to him as I extend my hands and heart to embrace him.  Thank you for the blood of Jesus that gives protection to this one whom I love.

I thank you for that man and woman who conceived this child and pray that You will bless them, cause Your face to shine upon them, and be merciful to them.  If they do not know you, Jesus, I ask you, Lord of the Harvest, to send forth laborers to share truth with them that they may come out of the snare of the devil.

Mercy and truth are written upon the tablet of my heart, and You cause me to find favor and good understanding with You and with man – the adoption agency staff, the judges, the orphanage, IBESR, and all those who are involved in this decision making process! May ALL be careful that they do not despise one of these little ones over whom they have jurisdiction – for they have angels who see Your face continually in Heaven.

I believe that all my words are righteous. By my long forbearing and calmness of spirit those in authority are persuaded, and my soft speech breaks down the most bone-like resistance.

Lord, I am looking to You as my Great Counselor and Mighty Advocate.  I ask for Your wisdom for me and my attorneys.

Father, contend with those who contend with me, and give safety to my child and ease him day by day.  I am calling on You in the name of Jesus, and you will answer me and show me great and mighty things.  No weapon formed against me and this adoption shall prosper, and any tongue that rises against me in judgment I shall show to be in the wrong.  This is my inheritance as Your child.

Father, I believe; therefore, I have spoken.  May it be done unto me according to Your Word.

In Jesus’ name I pray, AMEN!

From Prayers that Avail Much by Germaine Copeland

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Art to Benefit Adoption

I have a friend who is a painter.  She has set up a website for her artwork.  She is also holding a garage sale this week, beginning on June 7th.  Fifty percent of any artwork purchased will be donated to my adoption.
Here is the link to her website:

The address of the garage sale is:
9742 Annapolis Lane N.
Maple Grove, MN   55369


Tuesday, June 5, 2012

The last day of school always brings a mix of emotions for me.  We recognized our 5th graders this morning as they will be heading off to middle school.  Seventeen of my 25 students stayed here at school rather than going what do we do for the rest of the day?!?  Play games, go to the computer lab, watch a movie, have snacks!!!  We'll see if there are any tears come 2 pm.  There usually are!

I started this school year having already begun my home study and journey down the adoption road.  I was frantically collecting items for my dossier and got everything ready to send off to Haiti before Thanksgiving.  Me of course, not knowing how all this would work had big expectations that I would travel to Haiti in January to meet my child (HA!) or at least by March!  Now it is June 5.  My children know a lot about Haiti after this year and I believe the compassion they have developed will stay with them forever.  I wanted to bring them each a little something from Haiti.  Hopefully they will come to visit in the next few years and my child will be home!

Now the summer starts and I so desperately NEED this break!  I'll be back at school August 15 so every day is precious!!!!  Please pray with me that my OFFICIAL referral would be given to me this summer and that my paperwork would be ready to enter IBESR before school starts!!!  I trust HIS timing!