Praying for Each Other While You Wait

As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15

It is important to have Christian fellowship throughout the course of your adoption — before, during and after. Surround yourselves with those that understand what you are going through. They need to lift you up and not beat you down when they don’t understand what you are feeling during your wait for a baby, then for finalization. Many people don’t have enough experience in what adoption is like today and therefore can’t be as helpful as someone who has been in your shoes and has had the same fears and concerns as only adoptive parents have.

For where two or three are gathered together in my name,
there am I in the midst of them. Matthew 18:20

Pray together, as a couple, for the Lord to bless your adoption journey. Pray for patience and wisdom, and use this time together with the Lord to grow your relationship spiritually as you wait to grow your family. Encourage each other, and pray for each other. Adoption is not always an easy road but with faith you will be blessed.

It is imperative to be around people that have the same heart and can pray for you and your adoption needs. This can be an online group or a prayer partner.

…for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous,
and then thou shalt have good success. Joshua 1:8

The Lord wants you to succeed and not fail. You need to know that the Lord has a plan for your life and for your family — this must be ingrained in your mind and your heart. Pray for faith and guidance as you seek the blessing of a family. Implement the faith God provides by preparing your home for your new baby. Maintaining your faith is easy when you truly believe by acting on it.

In all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3: 6

Remember, no whining allowed. Step out in faith and listen to what God wants for your life. When you are frustrated, bring it to the Lord and pray about it. Thousands of women and men have been in the same place you are in today have felt the same — Will we ever be parents? Why am I not a parent? What have I done wrong? Do not focus on the negative, but look up at what God wants for you specifically.

The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him. Psalm 28:7

Children are a gift from God.
Psalm 127:3