Today the world is full of children who are growing up without the love of a family. God knows each child and His heart is full of compassion for his/her need. Out of His love, He gives the task of caring for the fatherless to the church. When we (the church) care for these children, we are reflecting our Father and what He did for us. Ultimately, we are pointing people to the Gospel.
Caring for the orphan can mean opening your heart and home to a child through adoption or foster care. For some, this might include giving or supporting a family in the adoption process. All believers are called to action on behalf of the child without a family.
There is only one organization that can end the orphan crisis in the world. It’s the church. If you care about kingdom work, you must care about children who need families.
Start with purposeful prayer for orphans. Families can participate by developing a heart that begins to love the fatherless through prayer. Pray for orphans by countries or specific orphanages. Pray for the families in your church who are currently in the adoption process or active foster parents. Pray for the fundraising projects families are using to raise their money for their adoption journey. Pray for God to give your family/you open hearts for caring for orphans. Pray for your church, pastor(s) and families to have open hearts for adoption and foster care. Give thanks for those who are caring for children. Pray for God’s blessing on the adoptive and foster children in your church. Pray for the children in foster care in your county, city, and state. Ask God how you and your family are to be engaged and active in orphan care.
Ephesians 6:18; Colossians 4:2