This morning I read this post by my friend, Anna...I'm not sure if you remember her, but I'll bet you remember Blake.
She and Jerad are overseas right now waiting to officially become Blake's parents.
They are asking for prayer:
Tomorrow at 11:30 am (4:30 am central time) we will petition to the court to be named Blake's parents. We ask for you to pray for the Holy Spirit's presence in this time, for His will to be done. For our words to speak to these people, to this country that every child deserves a family. No matter what their race, color, or disability. Pray that the court's decision is favorable upon us. Pray that we can be transparent in this setting as God's hand moves over the hearts in the people in this court room, as He glorifies Himself. Pray His love will shine through. Pray that the judge finds it in her heart to grant us the 10-day wait as just that...10 days in a row, including weekends. Different regions follow this 10-day wait rule differently. I would love to be able to bring our son home before Thanksgiving, if it is in God's timing and will for us. So please pray.
Tomorrow morning, I will be getting up to pray at 4:00 am to pray on their behalf.
This afternoon I started wondering if any of you would be willing to give up some sleep and get up and pray, too. I'm not asking you to come over to my house, although you can if you want to!
I'm asking you to set your alarm to wake up early and pray.
I don't care where you live...
Together we can pray in one Spirit and plan our naps later.
We will, won't we?