He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners,
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion
— to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.
Isaiah 61:1-3 NIV
Lord, I ask that you would work in mighty ways in and through our daughter’s life right now. Bind her broken heart, release her from captivity. In your perfect time bring her home to us.
You are the God of all comfort. In her dark, lonely moments, calm her fears. Draw near to her. Bring her comfort as she mourns the loss of her birth family, her birth mother. Prepare her to leave her home country and all she has ever known.
Grant her peace, confidence and a deep understanding that you are with her and that you are providing hope for her future. Let her know in some way, that her family is coming.
Provide a caretaker for her in this time, who is compassionate and caring. Someone who is nurturing and loving towards her so that she may feel your tangible comfort and love. Someone whom she can bond with so that she has the ability to someday form a healthy attachment to me and our family.
The voids in her life, the brokenness, only you can heal and restore. Our love is not enough but Your Love is more than enough. Begin to create strong connections that will bind us together as a family in unity. Ways that will make it clear to her heart and ours that we belong together.
Bestow a crown of beauty in place of her ashes. Anoint her head with overflowing joy. Cloth her in a glorious garment of praise, removing all layers of despair.
Lord, in You, may she rise from the ashes as a great oak. Reaching up tall and strong to meet the splendor of your glory and grace. Her arms and heart stretching wide to all the beauty that you have in store for her life.
In Jesus’ mighty name, I pray, Amen.