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Waiting – Trust in His Promises

As adoptive parents, my wife and I, like you, know the prayers of adoptive families during the long wait.  My wife, Connie, wrote this prayer today with the hope that a reflection on His promises will strengthen your family.

Please be encouraged by AW’s prayers for you.
— Les Gallagher, CFO


As You suspend the stars in the heavens,
The planets in their corridors,
Hold this child in check
In the distant orphanage.

As you deliver one season into the waiting arms of another,
Winter melting into spring through the ages,
Move this child along in Your perfect timing
To the longing embrace of adoptive parents.

And as You keep the generations of Your little creatures
Dry and fed, concealed in nature,
Calling to each other with neither thought nor concern,
Keep this child safe, answer his wonderings with trust.

And as You replenish the dry earth with rain,
Refilling the parched waterways with Your graciousness,
Soften the hardness of his hurts.
Prepare him for new life!

As You build families like galaxies,
Provide widows, the childless with prophets,
Speak through donkeys and angels and tongues of fire
“Do not be afraid!â€
Speak peace and promise to the hearts of the waiting.

Come, Lord Jesus, Come!
Cross the sea on dry land.
Crumble the ancient walls.
Slay the enemies’ giants with Your Spirit.
Conquer the darkness with your mercy and grace.
Bring our child home!

— Connie Gallagher   July 8th, 2011


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