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 Susan Bennett at 765-482-5900 and we can arrange for physical copies to be mailed.

Below is our most recent monthly Prayers of Hope.

September 2022

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!

On September 28 at 8:15 a.m., join us in prayer. Our youth and staff will be gathering around the Thomas Family Flag Plaza on our campus for our “See You at the Pole” prayer circle. Our students and staff will be praying for their friends, families, teachers, school, and nation.  We will also pray for you… our devoted Prayer Warriors.

Almighty God: We are proud of Dylan and Samantha. They both made the decision to remain at the Home to finish school, even though they turned 18 and can legally be on their own.  Lord, please help them use this time in a productive way. We pray that our Teaching Family staff will guide and support them as they seek new and exciting experiences as they enter adulthood. In Your Name we pray, Amen.

Dear Lord: We pray for Jackie and Lyndsey. They have become good friends while living at the Home. They have been in multiple placements before coming to the Home which makes it hard to form friendships. Lord, we pray that all of our youth discover the power and joy of long-lasting friendships Thank You, God, for the gift of friendship, Amen.

Dear God: James is having a difficult time with family relationships. We pray that James finds a way to forgive those who harmed him in the past. God, thank You for Your mighty power that acts on behalf of our children. We reach out to You and know that You are restoring every place of difficulty, every battle, for Your greater glory. In Your name we pray, Amen.

Dear God: We pray for all of our students who are studying in the Independent Living Learning Lab. Please lead them to great experiences, jobs, and opportunities that give them direction about their future. Your words say in Ephesians 2:10, “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good work, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Thank You, God, for helping these students learn to believe in themselves and not to fear the future, Amen.

Sign up to receive our monthly Prayers of Hope and help us pray for the needs of our children, as well as receive our quarterly Home News to learn about the good work Indiana United Methodist Children’s Home is doing in our community.