Prayer is something I struggle with at times. I don’t know what to pray for. I truly believe that God has his will and his plan for our lives and we don’t know what to ask for that fits in line with his plans for us. Generally, when I pray for our adoption, my prayers are for our kids in general- their current safety, finding our way to each other, that they will get here sooner or later.
Lately, though, I felt I needed to pray differently. It’s taken so long for us to get our kids. I hear people talk about how you should pray specifically for what you want. We recently turned in our interest form for a set of four adorable kids, Kaleigh, Kainaan, Kobin, and Kassie. (See them in action here or click on their names to find out more about them). We also submitted an interest form on a sibling group of two.
I began wondering if we should be praying for these four kids specifically. So, I began praying, Lord, if it is your will, bring Kaleigh, Kainann, Kobin, and Kassie (The 4 K’s) home to us. All the time wondering whether that was how I should be praying or not.
Within a couple of days, God provided an answer for what I’ve been struggling with. Two more sibling groups appeared on the web and it became clear that I should not be praying for a specific set but that I should wait until God tells me which kids are ours. One of the sibling groups that appeared is the two brothers for a sibling group we had submitted interest forms on before. They’ve tugged at my heart. DH and I talked about whether we would be able to handle the challenges that we know may come our way with these two boys. (I previously blogged about these kids but had left it in a draft form. . . I’m going to publish that post now as it seems so fitting.)We decided to submit an interest form on them along with another sibling group.
So currently, we have four recent interest forms submitted in addition to the ones we’ve already submitted or that our adoption agency has submitted.
Here are the most recent four (Links will take you to more info about them):
So, I will continue to pray specifically for the things I want for our kids but will sit back, anxiously wait, and find out from God who are kids will be. I found I was so aware of this yesterday at church. I was completing the sign-in sheet that we use and paused at the blanks where you list your children. . . I sat and wondered, “What names will I be putting there?”