Day 26: 30 Days of Prayer for Hope
Whoever heard me spoke well of me, and those who saw me commended me, because I rescued the poor who cried for help, and the fatherless who had none to assist them. (Job 29:11-13)
Is “father” really a dangerous word? Unfortunately, for many children who come to Hope Unlimited—especially our girls—danger is exactly what the word connotes. Their fathers (or often stepfathers) are the ones who beat, sexually abused, or abandoned the child he should have been protecting. The experienced evil instead of a father’s love. Only when they encounter the Father of Love do these children experience true healing. They begin to understand they do have a Father who loves them, who wants the very best for them, and who has a wonderful future planned for them.
Lord, we pray today for those who do not yet know what it means to experience a father’s love. Let these precious children experience your warm embrace today.