Make my life a prayer - changing lives through foster care

January 2015 - From My Perspective
by Sue Badeau

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January 2015 - From My Perspective

“The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.”

This passage from James is often quoted as a source of encouragement. Elijah prayed for rain and the heavens opened, he prayed again and the rains stopped. Daniel prayed and survived the lion’s den. It has not always been so for me. I struggle with prayer, and unlike Elijah, cannot often point to concrete results when I pray for the rains to stop pouring into the lives of vulnerable children.

My prayer life is a puny shadow of Biblical heroes who prayed through the night, in whale’s bellies, and prison cells. Yet, I passionately devote myself to the work God has given me – helping youth in foster care. Recently, colleagues asked me if I’m a believer. When I said yes, they thanked me for “making my life a prayer” for vulnerable children. I was reminded of the Keith Green song, “Make My Life a Prayer to You.”

What a revelation – my life as a prayer! These children are continuously on my mind, heart, and spirit. I may not always see the blue skies following the rain, but I trust that God is true to His word.

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