Friday, November 21, 2008

An Orphan's Prayer

Got this from my new friend Renee at Life With Special K's

An Orphan's Prayer
I am waiting…somewhere far…far away
on the other side of the world.
I may not know who you are or what you look like
But some how deep in my heart I know you are out there.
That one day you will come and find me.
It’s a long journey, and it takes a lot of time…
I wish it could be easier.
But I know that the ones who come for me
will not count the cost.
They will only see the joy of finding me.
For now I abide in the fields of the fatherless.
Day by day wondering why I was born here
and not somewhere else?
Asking…why my life couldn’t have been different?
It is so lonely…Even though I am surrounded by
hundreds of other children,
I know that something is missing…
I know in my heart I need a place to call home.
My arms long to be wrapped in a father’s embrace…
I long to be saved by a mother’s love…
Gazing out the orphanage window I offer a
prayer of hope,“Oh God please help them
come quickly.”
Even as I lay in the darkness of each night
somehow I feel assured,
That no matter how lost I appear I am not alone.
Holy hands guard my steps; sacred fingers wipe
my tears, touching my lonely heart.
The one who made me,
The God that knew me before I was born
Hears me every time I call
He whispers His promises in my ear.
I listen with hope to His voice.
But what I worry about most is that no one wants to look for me.
The fields are vast and there are so many scattered all over the earth.
I wonder how one little child, so lost, can be found?
Yet He calms my heart and assures me that He will find you.
That He will make sure that you hear His voice clearly.
He has promised me that He will make a way through the fields,
That He will personally cut a path and lead you right to my orphanage door.
My prayer is…When He speaks…Please don’t forget to listen…
When He calls don’t be too afraid to go
For I am waiting…somewhere, far…far…away


Mom 2 six said...


sara said...

Please, don't make them wait much longer!

Cupcakes and Hairbows said...

NO ONE should have to wait that long -- the parents or the children!

Shelly and Family said...

What a amazing, powerful (and so true) prayer. Thank you for sharing....

to sing and to dance said...

Oh wow. That last part...

"My prayer is…When He speaks…Please don’t forget to listen…
When He calls don’t be too afraid to go
For I am waiting…somewhere, far…far…away"

really, really touched me. DH asked me if I wanted to adopt a little girl from China with our first daughter, out of the blue. While we were waiting for her, I had asked him why he thought of adopting from China. He said God talked to him, and told him there was a girl waiting if we wanted her. And he listened.
Our first daughter was EXACTLY 1 month old on the day we decided to adopt, she was waiting for us for a whole month before we committed to starting the process. As I look back, the whole thing seems so well planned by someone much higher than ourselves.