Praying for Adoption Issues at CHM

Fall 2016

One of the most powerful and effective prayers a parent can pray for their adopted child is to cut off, on behalf of the child, any generational issues passed down from the birth family. This may include emotional, physical or genetic dispositions; sometimes the generational patterns are known and sometimes unknown. Include anything you know about the ethnic or religious background of the family of origin. Rely on the Holy Spirit to lead these prayers. Bless and affirm all good qualities coming to the child from his or her birth parents.

Secondly, the Holy Spirit may lead you to pray for freedom from feelings of abandonment, rejection, and grief. Pray for bonding and attachment to take place with adoptive parents, and blessing and forgiveness given to birth parents. The child may require special attention to needs such as recovery from trauma or attachment disorder.

Those mothers that have released a child for adoption also need prayer and compassion. Many struggle with false guilt, shame, regrets, grief, sorrow and low self-esteem. Pray for the mother ability to forgive herself. Don’t forget that fathers also suffer when circumstances have taken a birth child out of their life. Pray that the birth parents could bless the child and commit him or her into the safety of the Lord’s care.

Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you.
—Isaiah 49:15

 Fall 2016 Issue