Keeping First Things First
Not everyone can foster, but everyone can do something. The most important “something” you can do as a support person, and a sure way to stay in rhythm with the Father’s call on your own heart, is to keep the first things first and PRAY.
Your foster or adoptive family needs to be blanketed in constant prayer. They need prayer warriors, lifting them up day and night, petitioning our Father in Heaven for known and unknown needs.
And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints. – Ephesians 6:18
Below are four ideas to help you keep the first things first and PRAY for your family:
Photo or family name placed on the fridge to remind you to pray before dinner. (To protect confidentiality, avoid displaying photos of children in foster care.)
Reminders like red lipstick or sticky notes on the bathroom mirror nudge you to pray for your family each time you wash your hands.
Alarms on your phone or calendar alert you to devote five minutes a day to pray for the family you support.
Yield to God’s direction as you take up the yoke of prayer for the family you support. Matthew 11:28-30
Click here for verses you can use to guide your prayer times.
Want to pray for children, families, churches and professionals involved in foster care?
Project 1.27’s 31 Days of Prayer
CAFO Prayer Guide
Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. -Colossians 4:2
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