Sunday, September 16, 2012

Letters to God

blog month praying
     Compassion International has asked bloggers to join together for the month of September to help find sponsors for 3,108 children.  Each week bloggers are given an “assignment” or topic to blog about.  Happily, so far 837 sponsorships have been gained.  Only 2,271 more sponsors to go to meet September’s goal.  Imagine the joy of those newly sponsored children who are no longer  waiting.  You can read my other Compassion posts on my Compassion page.  If you have not already done so, please consider sponsoring a child today.

     This week the Compassion assignment was to write a letter to God about child sponsorship.  I must admit that I feel self conscious writing a prayer for all to see.  I am not eloquent.  I am not one to pray out loud in groups.  I prefer my hands to be busy behind the scenes.  Yet, if one child is helped through my obedience, it is so worth it.

My precious heavenly Father,
     Thank You for the opportunity to share with others about what You are doing through Compassion.  Thank You for giving me such a wonderful blessing by allowing our family to sponsor Jimi.  He has made a difference in our lives.  His letters allow us a glimpse into his life.  Over the years, we have rejoiced to see him grow.  We are richer for knowing Jimi and his family.  I pray that You continue to guard his heart and mind, that he be healthy and happy, that he grow secure in the knowledge that You love him and care for him.
     Break my heart for what breaks Yours.  Allow me to be Your hand in this small corner of the world.  Use me for Your glory.  Make my life a living prayer to You.  Breathe life into Compassion's efforts to make a difference in the lives of children throughout the world.
With much love,

     Karri at My Life's a Treasure featured this post at her Favorite Things Party # 16.  Thanks for the honor.

My Life's a Treasure


Michelle ~ Blogging from the Boonies said...

Donna, I struggled with this assignment as well. It felt awkward to write a letter to God and post it on my blog!

I think you did a great job sharing your heart. It is all about obedience, isn't it?

caryjo said...

Beautiful. Made me think of my Ugandan dear ones. They always make my heart smile. Thanks for sharing.

AngieOuellette-Tower said...

”You’ve been tagged!” It’s a fun blogging game where you tag 8 other people and answer a few questions. If you don’t want to participate that’s OK- just know that I really appreciate your blog. Thanks! Angie

AngieOuellette-Tower said...

I forgot to list the url:

Unknown said...

Absolutely beautiful prayer. I am so honored you chose to share it at my Our Favorite Things Link Party. This is a wonderful cause and I pray that you are able to find sponsors for more children through your efforts.

Denise said...

You have a beautiful heart.

Naomi said...

Donna...a precious prayer. We are Compassion sponsors and are grateful to help our sweet Colette. Thank you for sharing this at WJIM this week. Blessings.

Unknown said...

Just wanted to let you know that I featured your post at this weeks Our Favorite Things Link party.

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