A Bust, Grace, and Orphan Sunday for the Family

So, I totally busted.

I could make a thousand and one excuses...family heartache, a surprise trip to Vegas, a 1,001 loads of laundry...

But really it's just I'm so dadgum unorganized.

At the first of October, I had the plan to create an Orphan Sunday devotional for families to process and apply throughout the month of November...it's halfway finished.

So...grace abounds, and look forward to next year when the other half will be completed.

Until then... Consider working through this incredibly simply and practical devotion with your family. This is intended to be used with The Forgotten Initiative's Christmas sponsorship program, but you can utilize it in a number of ways.

A Simple, Three-Day Family Devotional on Orphan Care

Day One:

Read: John 14:16-20
Questions and Prayer:
  • ·      What is an orphan?
  • ·      Have we ever been orphans?
  • ·      How has God not left us as orphans? How is He a father to us?
  • ·      Thank God that He has not left us as orphans. Pray for your sponsored Christmas child and the orphans around the world.

Day Two:

Read: Psalm 68:5 
 Questions and Prayer:
  • ·      What things do you love about your father, or what kind of father would you love to have if you do not have one?
  • ·      How is God a father?
  • ·      What are some ways God takes care of the fatherless and the hurting people in the world?
  • ·      Thank God that He cares for the orphans, the widows, and the people hurting around the world. Thank God that He is a Father. Pray for your sponsored Christmas child and the orphans of one special foreign country.

Day Three:
Read Psalm 82: 3-4   
Questions and Prayer:
  • ·      Who are the fatherless of our world?
  • ·      What does it mean when God commands us to defend them and do justice to them?
  • ·      Are there ways you are defending the poor and fatherless now as a family?
  • ·      Thank God that He allows us to be part of this fight to care for the orphans and the poor around the world. Pray for your sponsored child and the orphans right here in our country. Pray that God would continue to show your family ways to obey this challenge to your family.

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