Reconciliation Prayer

A few years ago I wrote a prayer for reconciling my heart with my son.  I’ve prayed it often about other people and circumstances, but mostly in regard to my attitude.  Time has brought the gift of wisdom in a few areas at least, and when the Holy Spirit reminds me to first remove the log from my eye so I can pray for others about the speck in theirs, I hasten to do so.

If you’ve read my posts, you know I have two children who are adopted.  I am their mother in every sense of that word and that includes the stresses, tensions and disappointments experienced by both the parent and the child.  My children bring me great joy and love, but we are human beings, and with that, we get the flaws and the pain as well.  Here is my prayer.  Use it as a guide to help in your life and parenting experience.

Reconcile my son to me.  Reconcile me to my son.  Cleanse us both and set us free from me verses him and him verses me.
Lord Jesus, dig up the lies from our hearts and expose them to the light of your truth.  Purge us, renew our minds and our hearts.
Cover us with your blood sacrifice.
Create in me a clean heart.  Give me yours.  Forgive us, both.  Protect us.
In your mercy, restore the time lost with joyful expectation.  Replace old memories of both our disappointments with fresh hope in you, Jesus.  Give us joy, belief, faith, certainty and the freshness of your Holy Spirit.
Grant us the restorative power of Your love.
Thank you for making us a family.  Help us always to remember how much we love each other.
Let it be this day as you led me to pray.  Amen!”
Donna

 

 

A Mother Will Do Anything For Her Child

I want to address this post to the women who are considering abortion.  If you can, take hold of the stress, confusion and pain, and make yourself think beyond now and think of the future of the precious life growing inside you.  Think about your future.

All the voices bombarding you, tell you abortion will solve everything for everyone involved and that your life and the life of the man involved will return to normal.  But in reality, the only person who can make the decision is you.  I’m asking you not to listen to anyone telling you abortion is the answer until you’ve found a quiet place, cried out to God and waited a week to give Him a chance to speak to you and intervene in your life and the life of your child.  As a mother, you owe yourself and your child this chance.

Yes, if you’re pregnant, you’re a mother.  Right now.  The baby is just living inside you instead of in your home.  The location does not make your child less of a human being, and does not make you less of a mother.  Think of any pregnant woman you know or have been around; the first thing the doctor does is advise you how to care for your child by caring for yourself.  Don’t drink, smoke, take drugs, have x-rays, make sure you take vitamin supplements, eat right, rest, ect. etc..  You’re the mom, it’s up to you to make sure you do everything you can to protect your baby.  Abortion does not protect your baby, and it does not protect you.  Abortion ends your child’s life and can seriously damage your own.

Women who abort have an 81% chance of experiencing major mental health and addiction issues after aborting.  See my post When God Says.  Abortions can lead to infection, a higher chance of breast cancer and many other health issues, and you may face the possibility of not conceiving  or carrying a child to term when you do decide you want one.

Isaiah 49:15 asks, “Can a woman forget her child?”  I think not.  Abortion will not keep the child and it’s death from your heart or mind.  I know.  I’ve lost two children through miscarriage.  There’s hardly a day I don’t think of them and grief still wells up inside me, and this pain is from miscarriage.  Not a choice I made.  I can’t imagine the heartache a woman must feel when she thinks about her abortion decision.

So, I ask you again.  Please wait.  Go to God, not clinics, friends, boyfriends or anyone else.  Just God.

Father God, I ask in the name of Jesus that You will speak to the hearts and minds of any women who are reading this post who are considering abortion.  I ask that they will cry out to You for help.  Reveal Your heart to them.  Show them how much You love them and quiet the voices around them who are urging them to abort. Quiet their minds and let them hear only Your voice.  You’ve given us free will.  You do not force us to do or say anything we do not want to.  That’s how much You love us.  Holy Spirit, come now and guide the choices being made. Speak life to the mother’s hearts because You love them and their children so much.  Amen.

Donna