One of the greatest gifts a sponsor (or anyone) can give our children is prayer. We can do all that we can financially, medically, relationally and educationally, but if God doesn’t bless our efforts, nothing we do can change their lives. We can plant and we can water, but it is God who gives the increase. He is the true Hope for our children and families. What better way to be a part of His movement in their lives than through prayer!
For some of us, praying for a sponsored child comes naturally, but it can often feel a little intimidating. The life of a child in poverty is hard and the responsibility of praying for them may seem weighty. Fortunately, we have a Father who longs to hear our requests. Here are a few ideas to help in praying for our POI kids.
- Get to Know Your Child – Learn as much as you can about the child you’re sponsoring – where they live, what they want to be, and what their neighborhood is like. The more you know about someone the easier it is to pray for their needs. Consider writing them and asking specifically how you can pray.
- Keep it Simple – Praying for a child doesn’t have to involve an hour-long prayer session every day. Simple prayers throughout the day are just as needed and a great way to remember your kid. Consider keeping a picture close by as a reminder or setting an alarm to pray for your child at the same time each day.
- Pray, pray, pray – Pray often and pray consistently. Write down prayer requests your child sends you or that POI shares for their project. If you don’t have specific prayer requests, pray for the things all children need – health, food, success in school, and a relationship with Jesus.
From time to time, we will be posting prayer requests for our projects, staff, and children. We would be honored if you would pray with us for the work that God is doing in Honduras.
To donate or to sponsor a child for only $30 a month, please visit our website at http://www.poihn.org/ways-to-give.