-Globally, there are approximately 163 million orphans and there are around 2.4 billion people who claim to know Jesus Christ
-Every 18 seconds, another child becomes an orphan
-In our county, there are 28,000 children in foster care
-38% of all children in foster care in California are in L.A. County
-Only 58% of children in foster care graduate from high school and only 3% of those
children go on to graduate from college.
-50% of youth aged out of foster care become homeless or incarcerated.
Sources: casala.org, kids-alliance.org, dcfs.co.la.ca.us
-Pray that the Lord would break the hearts of those in the local and global church for
orphans and that he would provide a personal sense of responsibility to pray and
care for them.
-Pray that the Lord would raise up and equip more foster/adoptive parents for the
orphans in our county.
– Pray that the Lord would defend, protect, and provide for all orphans and that he
would strengthen the faith of those who are already caring for them.
“O Lord, you hear the desire of the afflicted;
you will strengthen their heart; you will incline your ear
to do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed,
so that man who is of the earth may strike terror no more.” Psalms 10:17-18
“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after
orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the
world.” James 1:27
“A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling.
God sets the lonely in families” Psalms 68:5-6
To join us in The 40 Day Prayer Guide for Orphan Care, please email MaryB@purposechurch.com.