Holy God, you are our Abba, Father. Oh, how the mystery of why such a righteous and powerful creator would desire intimate relationships with us sinners amazes me. You never forsake us. We may be orphans or abandoned by family, but you are our constant hope and refuge. I lift up all those who are without parents or family in America, Israel, Europe, Asia, and across your creation, Father. Reach out to help them and provide for them. Thank you for those special individuals and organizations who come along side the orphans. Keep them in your care. Lead them with your spirit to do the right thing for your children. Fill their hearts with love for the kids in their care, and fill their bodies with the energy and strength to do everything that needs to be done. I ask your special blessing on orphans today, Father, for you are the Father to the fatherless. I pray in the name and authority of Jesus, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.

“Father of the fatherless and protector of widows is God in his holy habitation.” (Psalm 68.5 ESV)