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  • 1. Adoption Prayer Service
    By Breanne Elie

2. We begin with the sign of our faith:
In the name of the Father, and the Son, and of the Holy Spirit
3. Opening Prayer
Loving heavenly Father,
we come to you today asking for your blessing as we are gathered here together. God you have initiated adoption. You love us unconditionally and give to us a love for you. You have bonded with us and you give us the gift of loving and bonding with you. We ask that this same miraculous love flow between adoptive parents and their children. Give mothers and fathers an unexplainable bond. And give the children, many of them wounded by deep rejection, a supernatural capacity to receive love. Bond them close. Create family ties where those ties seem impossible. God, for those families seeking now to adopt, give them courage to persevere. For those governments that make adoption difficult, break through and ease the process. With millionsof orphans in the world, Lord, release a wave of new adoptions. Create and expand many families with the capacity to give and receive love. We ask this in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen
4. Scriptural Passage
A reading from the book of James: Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. (James 1:27) The Word of the Lord
Response: Thanks be to God
5. A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Mark:Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me. (Mark 9:37)The Word of the Lord
Response:Thanks be to God
6. General Intercessions
We pray for all the children waiting to be adopted by a loving, compassionate and caring familyWe pray to the Lord
Response:Lord, hear our prayer
We pray for God to provide all the couples wanting to adopt a child the strength, courage and patience needed We pray to the Lord
Response:Lord, hear our prayer
7.We pray for the kids adopted to find peace and love within their new family
The Word of the Lord
Response: Lord, hear our prayer
8. Song- When Love Takes You In
By Steven Curtis Chapman
9. I know youve heard the storiesBut they all sound too good to be trueYouve heard about a place called homeBut there doesnt seem to be one for youSo one more night you cry yourself to sleepAnd drift off to a distant dream
10.Where love takes you in and everything changesA miracle starts with the beat of a heartWhen love takes you home and says you belong hereThe loneliness ends and a new life beginsWhen love takes you in
11. And somewhere while youre sleeping Someone else is dreaming tooCounting down the days untilThey hold you close and say I love youAnd like the rain that falls into the seaIn a moment what has been is lost in what will be
12.

  • When love takes you in everything changesA miracle starts with the beat of a heartAnd this love will never let you goThere is nothing that could ever cause this love to lose its hold

`When love takes you in
everything changesA miracle starts with the beat of a heartWhen love takes you home and says you belong hereThe loneliness ends and a new life beginsWhen love takes you in
it takes you in for goodWhen love takes you in
13. Closing Prayer
Loving Heavenly Father,
Wewish peace for every single one of your children
And to be able to see Your features In every one of them children.
May we learn that there are many paths But all lead to You.
Help us to know that you have created us For family,
togetherness, For peace, for gentleness, For compassion, for caring,
for sharing.
May we know that You want us To care for one another as those
who know That they are sisters and brothers, members of the same
family, Your family, The human family.
Help us so that we may be able to live in peace and harmony,
Wiping away the tears from the eyes of those Who are less fortunate
than ourselves.
And may we know war no more, As we strive to be What You want us to be: Your children. Amen.
14. We conclude this service with the sign of our faith:
In the name of the Father, the Son and of the Holy Spirit
Amen

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