Thursday, April 2, 2009

An Orphan's Prayer

I am waiting... somewhere far, far away on the other side of the world.
I may not know who you are or what you look like,
But somehow deep in my heart I know you are out there.
That one day you will come and find me.
It's a long journey... and it takes alot of time...
I wish it could be easier.
But I know that the ones who come for me will not count the cost.
They will only see the joy of finding me.
For now I abide in the fields of the fatherless.
Day by day wondering why I was born here and not somewhere else?
Asking......Why my life couldn't have been different?
It is so lonely......

Even though I am surrounded by hundreds of other children,
I know that something is missing...
I know in my heart... I need a place to call home.
My arms long to be saved by a mother's love.
Gazing out the orphanage window, I offer out a prayer of hope,
"Oh God! please help them come quickly."

Even as I lay in the darkness each night, somehow I feel assured,
That no matter how lost I appear... I am not alone.
Holy hands guard my steps; sacred fingers wipe my tears, touching my lonely heart.
The One who made me, the God that knew me before I was born,
Hears me every time I call.
He whispers His promises in my ear.

But what I worry about most is that no one wants to look for me.
The fields are vast and there are so many scattered all over the earth.
I wonder... how one little child, so lost, can be found?
Yet HE calms my heart and tells me that HE will find you.
That HE will make sure that you hear His voice clearly.
He has promised me that HE will make a way through the fields,
That HE will personally cut a path, and lead you right to my orphanage door.

My prayer is...
When He speaks...... Please, Please don't forget to listen.........
When He calls don't be afraid to go
For I am waiting...... somewhere, far...far...away
On the other side of the world
To come home to you.

from "Small Blessings" an All God's Children International Publication

1 comment:

June said...

Cheryl, I've been following your blog ever since your Mom sent me the addie. I'm excited about you're adoptions. Hope to meet your new children some day.