As sponsors, we want to develop relationships with our sponsored children, but space, time, and sometimes uninformative letters can make those relationships seem distant. When we don’t have a face-to-face relationship with our sponsored children, prayer can be an excellent tool to help build one.
Bob Hostetler came up with 31 ways to pray for children based on Scripture, praying that God would shape their characters. Even when we don’t always know all the particulars of our sponsored children’s daily lives, we can still be praying for God to be moving in their hearts and transforming them to be more like Christ.
And at the same time you're praying for your sponsored child, your sponsored child is praying for you.
Prayer prompts copyright Bob Hostetler. Used with permission by the author.