Prayers of Hope for the Children & Home

Billy Graham once said, “Prayer is simply a two-way conversation between you and God.” That is exactly what we tell the youth at Indiana United Methodist Children’s Home.

Prayers are powerful!

That is why we are asking you to pray for our youth through our Prayers of Hope initiative. The youth at the Home have many prayer requests and need the love and support from our staff and from friends of the Home.

Here is how our Prayers of Hope work: At the bottom of this page, there is a form for you to place your email. On the third Thursday of each month, 5-6 prayer requests from our youth will be emailed to you. If you do not have email, not to worry! Please call the Foundation at 317-775-0606 and we can arrange for physical copies to be mailed.

Below is our most recent monthly Prayers of Hope.

May 2023

Dear Friends,

Thank you for lifting up the youth at Indiana United Methodist Children’s Home in prayer. The Bible tells us about the power of prayer. Philippians 4:6 says, “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”

For privacy reasons, we have changed the names in each prayer…but God knows exactly who they are and what they need!

Dear God:  Ty is worried about his father staying sober. Ty is hopeful that he can live with his dad in the future. God, please give them the assurance of Your unfailing mercy. Give Ty patience, love and understanding as his father continues in a recovery program. When the timing is right, we pray that father and son are once again reunited. Thank You God for giving Ty and his father guidance as they make changes for a better future together. In Your Name we pray, Amen.

Almighty God: Jeanene is worried about her sister. She is getting ready to have a baby and she hopes that that all goes well during the delivery. We pray for a healthy baby that will bless Jeanene’s family for many years to come. She is excited to become an aunt for the first time and is hopeful that she can be a good role model for the child. Please give Jeanene the confidence to be a caring and responsible family member, Amen.

Dear Lord:  We pray for Anne, Sonia and Tamara who have received scholarships for post-secondary education. Lord, we pray that You will give them great enthusiasm for their studies. May You inspire them every day. May each of their college classes bring fresh inspiration to their work. May they come to know Your goodness and love as You gently lead them into their destiny, Amen.

Dear God: Seven students will be graduating from the Home’s school. We pray that You give them confidence as they step into a new future. Help them with each challenge they may encounter and give them wisdom to solve any challenges that lays ahead. Encourage the graduates to have faith in their abilities to succeed. Most importantly, keep them close to You, Lord. Make sure that their values stay guarded and that their faith becomes even stronger. In Your Name we pray, Amen.

Dear Lord: We pray for Tracey and her family. She recently found out her grandmother has some life threatening health issues. Help Tracey and her family to trust in You and Your powers of great healing. Lord, You are our strength when we are troubled and we are grateful when You manifest Your power throughout our lifetime. Please protect Tracey and her family as they go through these trying times. We also ask You to protect Tracey’s grandmother as she struggles and fights to survive.  In Your Name we pray, Amen.

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