Here is an example of a parent's prayer:
"Dear Lord, You see the pain and hopelessness that this disorder brings. You have seen my tears and know my heartaches in the midst of this devastating trial. And yet, God, You say that You have plans for ___________ to bring him or her a hope and a future.
I thank You, God, that You have promised that when I call upon You, You will listen to me. So, Lord, I pray that You will begin this very day to set that hope and that future in motion.
Father, You do have a destiny for ___________ beyond the confines of this illness. You have a great purpose for his or her life. I thank You, Lord, that I can trust in those promises and believe that there will be breakthroughs in days ahead.
The best is truly ahead, for You have many promises in Your Word concerning ___________. Show me each and every day how You would have me pray to see all Your promises come to pass. In Jesus' name, Amen."
God has promised you hope, life, restoration and a future. Begin to receive His provision of joy and strength today. Seek Him and pray.
Grab hold of all that God offers You. You'll discover that He has a plan and a destiny for every child.
Rebecca Wagner Sytsema has co-authored several books with Chuck Pierce, including The Best is Yet Ahead (Wagner Publications) and Possessing Your Inheritance (Renew), from which portions of this article were adapted. Sytsema and her husband, Jack, hosts a website for parents of autistic and other special needs children, childrenofdestiny.org.
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