“I was made and meant to look for you and wait for you and become yours forever.”
I never anticipated that we would still be waiting. By now, I felt certain I would be sharing precious tidbits of our daughter’s personality, sweet pictures of siblings loving on their little sister and life together as a family of seven. Yet, here we are with hearts still longing for our little girl.
I know with certainty that there is no accident to this long wait. We have not been forgotten or overlooked. It’s all part of God’s gracious and better than I can imagine plan. A plan that is not void of hardship, heartache or loss but one where I can see His fingerprints of faithfulness at every turn. His love and comfort restoring, bringing forth wholeness and new life each step of the way. Hope glimmering bright as it weaves it’s way in and through our journey towards bringing our daughter home.
Hope is what keeps us going each day, trusting that His plans are so much greater than our own. Hope keeps us treading down the dark and weary path because we know that the green sun drenched meadow is just ahead. Hope gives us eyes to see glimmers of goodness and pockets of joy, leading us by quiet waters, restoring our souls, calling us home. Hope is the assurance that we are not alone, we have someone much greater on our side, always present, to lessen our load and bear our burdens.
Jesus, the beautiful and constant thread of hope, holding and binding our battered and broken pieces together, giving us the strength we need for today.
More than two years ago, I began a series of prayers on this blog for our daughter. There is a good chance that I wrote these prayers before our daughter was ever conceived, or maybe she was being formed and knit together in her mother’s womb, or maybe she lay alone in a forgotten crib. I am not sure, yet I do know that these prayers were written from a place of deep concern and love for one precious girl who was always meant to become ours forever. Two years ago, I felt compelled to write these words and I am certain that they still hold just as much power today. These prayers are my heart’s cry for our daughter. A thread of hope for her life and future that I believe transcend time and place.
My desire is to (re)share each prayer with you in the coming weeks in hopes that you would join me in praying these mountain moving mama prayers on the behalf of our daughter and family. Our wait may seem silent and unchanging yet we serve a God who is active, always moving in and through our lives in powerful ways.
Will you do me the honor in partnering with our family and God, as I again hold these hopes and desires close and pray that mountains will move and seas will part so that our daughter can come home to us?
I plan to only repost the prayer and scripture portion. There is a total of six so you will receive a prayer in your inbox each Monday morning until the end of August. Most will be short and will only take a few moments to recite. If you are interested in reading the full post there will be a link at the bottom of each prayer.
My hope is that as you go about your day and week, you will continually lift our daughter and family up in prayer and together we will link hearts, becoming a strong, unbreakable thread of hope.
We encourage you to share these prayers with anyone who shares our heart via email and social media. I will also be posting each week on my Magnolia Heart Facebook page. Come visit, follow and share with others.
When feeling led, please take a moment to leave a word of support or personal prayer in the share your heart section below, this week or in the coming weeks. This would make my heart ever so glad, knowing that you are praying for us and with us.
My prayer for each of you, no matter your circumstances, is that His constant thread of hope will remain visible and tangible in and through your life, today and always.
Thank you for sharing this journey of hope with our family. We are ever grateful.
““Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.””
Matthew 18:19-20 NIV