Pledge2pray.

Unlikely places: pray for us to find God where we least think to look.

I pledge to pray for families; children in the care system and those involved in adoption.
When I first read on the “Thy Kingdom Come” website find some extreme places to pray and film yourselves doing it. I thought of all the beautiful places I could pray: high on a mountain, in a darkest cave, under water in the depth of the sea, riding my bike through the countryside.
When I read it again I realised that I can see God’s beauty and creation in all of these places.
But to others these are not places of beauty but are the extremes of their lives.
The forgotten families and children of our society, often out of sight and unnoticed.
Dear Seeing Listening God
Open our eyes to those around us.
To those that society often overlooks, exploits and abuses.
Bless those that take the time to stop and listen to their stories.
Pray with them and for them.
Offer a hand of hope and speak the words of God.
Amen

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Pray For Refuges.

Waters edge: pray for refuges
Roughly 2.5 million Syrian refugees are under the age of 18.

I pledge to pray for families; children in the care system and those involved in adoption.
When I first read on the “Thy Kingdom Come” website find some extreme places to pray and film yourselves doing it. I thought of all the beautiful places I could pray: high on a mountain, in a darkest cave, under water in the depth of the sea, riding my bike through the countryside.
When I read it again I realised that I can see God’s beauty and creation in all of these places.
But to others these are not places of beauty but are the extremes of their lives.
The forgotten families and children of our society, often out of sight and unnoticed.

Dear God Of Hope.
We pray for all those fleeing conflict and persecution.
Those risking their living in overcrowded boats, sailing in dangerous waters to start a new life.
A life without constant danger and conflict .
Open our hearts so we can provide shelter and hospitality.
Bless us with the resources and words to soothe their pains.
May our words and our actions be as bold as they can be.
We ask this of you Lord Jesus.
Amen

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Pray Those To Afraid To Ask For Help.

Private places: pray for those to afraid to ask for help.
The home office estimates between 5,000 and 8,00 people are at risk of forced marriage every year in the U.K. 27% concerned minors . 14% children under the age of 15.

I pledge to pray for families; children in the care system and those involved in adoption.
When I first read on the “Thy Kingdom Come” website find some extreme places to pray and film yourselves doing it. I thought of all the beautiful places I could pray: high on a mountain, in a darkest cave, under water in the depth of the sea, riding my bike through the countryside.
When I read it again I realised that I can see God’s beauty and creation in all of these places.
But to others these are not places of beauty but are the extremes of their lives.
The forgotten families and children of our society, often out of sight and unnoticed.

Dear Seeing God.
I pray for those living in fear from others.
To afraid to ask for help.
Shattered and painful lives.
Only you can hear their silent cries for help.
Come to them tenderly with overwhelming and powerful love.
Free them from their suffering.
Heal them from their pain.
Amen.

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Pray For The Miracle Of Adotion.

Sun rises: pray for the Miracle of Adotion.
In the U.K 4,000 children are waiting for adotion.

I pledge to pray for families; children in the care system and those involved in adoption.
When I first read on the “Thy Kingdom Come” website find some extreme places to pray and film yourselves doing it. I thought of all the beautiful places I could pray: high on a mountain, in a darkest cave, under water in the depth of the sea, riding my bike through the countryside.
When I read it again I realised that I can see God’s beauty and creation in all of these places.
But to others these are not places of beauty but are the extremes of their lives.
The forgotten families and children of our society, often out of sight and unnoticed.

Dear Giving God.
I thank you for the open hearted families that make adoption possible.
Pray for those children; waiting adoption, families waiting for children, the new adoptive and all families that have had their hearts touched by adoption.
Give them strength and perseverance to guide them though the good days and bad days.
Bless them with friends and families that can support them and understand their needs.
Pray for the birth mothers of these children; that they to are supported and shown love and compassion.
Adotion is never easy, each unique beautiful child is a gift from God.
Adoption in a miracle.
Amen.

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Pray For Those In Unsuitable Living Conditions.

Smelliest places: pray for those in unsuitable living conditions.
There are 3.9 million children living in poverty in the U.K; that’s 9 children in every class of 30.

I pledge to pray for families; children in the care system and those involved in adoption.
When I first read on the “Thy Kingdom Come” website find some extreme places to pray and film yourselves doing it. I thought of all the beautiful places I could pray: high on a mountain, in a darkest cave, under water in the depth of the sea, riding my bike through the countryside.
When I read it again I realised that I can see God’s beauty and creation in all of these places.
But to others these are not places of beauty but are the extremes of their lives.
The forgotten families and children of our society, often out of sight and unnoticed.

Dear God Our Father.
I pray today for the children that live in poverty.
Please keep these children safe from danger of all kinds.
Let them live in a place where they are respectfully treated and loved.
We take clean clothes and washing facilities for granted.
Help us remember those that don’t live with such basics.
Let the children and teenagers who live in such poverty not be disadvantaged.
Guide me in my efforts to help these children prosper and grow.
Amen.

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Pray For Families.

Late at night: pray for dysfunctional families
Over 50,000 children in England were identified as needing protection from abuse last year.

I pledge to pray for families; children in the care system and those involved in adoption.
When I first read on the “Thy Kingdom Come” website find some extreme places to pray and film yourselves doing it. I thought of all the beautiful places I could pray: high on a mountain, in a darkest cave, under water in the depth of the sea, riding my bike through the countryside.
When I read it again I realised that I can see God’s beauty and creation in all of these places.
But to others these are not places of beauty but are the extremes of their lives.
The forgotten families and children of our society, often out of sight and unnoticed.

Dear Caring God.
I pray for those children raised in dysfunctional families.
Children living in a world where they survive but not grow.
Give strength to those that help these family’s.
Allow your warmth and love to penetrate their lives.
Bring calm into their chaos
Love into their fear.
Amen.

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Colours Are My Smiles

Imagine your true colours.
Colours of your thoughts.
Colours of your dreams.
Words of colours.
I’m Green.

I am not a solid Green or Environmentally Green, not even politely Green.
Dappled shades of Green.
Green that diffuses with warm sunlight
Electric Greens that dazzle so bright.
Greens so white they could be snow
Splashes,dashes blobs and spots of Green.

Green is good it’s safe and warm.
Feeding and nourishing protecting from the storms.
Searching, holding, pushing, seeking light.
Sown and threaded though my soul.
Crafted grafted uniquely Green.

I won’t be Green forever it changes as I grow.
The goodness from the greenery is taking me where I need to go.
Greens tipped with Yellows, Green splashed with Pink.
Mixed so slowly they are at first they are just hints.
Colours slowly settle and drift into my haze.
Swirling mixing drifting down, finding a place to stay.

My colours are my smiles.
The prayers I say each day.
My colours are not mine to keep.
I need to learn to give them away.

I pray that this can happen.
And that I will not stay just Green.
Green is safe it’s quiet and calm.
Rainbow enriched colours splashing light.
Giving me a rich vibrant new life.
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