But we are still desperate for your prayers. If you think of us between the hours of 2:30 MST on Friday and 6:00 MST on Saturday, please lift us up in prayer. In fact, if you wouldn't mind leaving a comment and letting us know that you'll be praying, that would be incredible. It will be good to know that we have five or ten
Things you can pray for:
1. BF is bringing his cousin. We don't know this man and it will be a little interesting to have the added dynamic of another human being thrown into this awesome party we've already got going on. Pray that his presence is helpful and not hurtful to the experience.
2. Pray that all goes well with their flight and their hotel.
3. Pray that Matthew will be himself. That he would be happy but also show his BF that he has angry/crabby/sobbing moments as well. He is incredibly attached to both Troy and me but he would make himself a permanent fixture on my body if given the opportunity. I want BF to see how attached he is and then I want that knowledge to be processed positively and not negatively.
4. Pray for Garrett. He will be staying with good friends (who he is VERY comfortable with) on Friday afternoon/evening as well as on Saturday. We've tried to keep him as UNinformed as possible this time because it seems that Garrett processes the situation negatively. Please pray that he has a great weekend, behaves properly and doesn't experience anxiety.
5. Pray that all of us would be respectful, kind, and loving to one another. And, most of all, that we would be safe.
6. Pray that we would see the BF the way God sees him, that we would love him the way God loves him, that we would not be easily offended, and that Christ will be seen through us.
7. Pray that we would have a peace that passes understanding. I have peace as I write this but who knows what will happen tomorrow. Heck, who knows what will happen ten minutes from now.
8. If you feel so led, pray for a miracle. Pray that his heart is radically changed. Pray that he realizes that allowing Matthew to be here with us is not abandonment but, rather, the greatest gift he could give him.
Additionally, you can pray for anything that pops into your mind. We are so thankful for your faithfulness to our incredibly long and drawn out adoption process. We could not be doing this without your financial contributions and your prayers. We have felt them. We need them. If you have been praying and will pray for us tomorrow and Saturday, please consider leaving a comment or dropping me an email so that we can use your name when we thank God for you.
Philippians 1:3 I thank my God every time I remember you.
And, really, if you wanted to link to this post on your own blog, encouraging others to lift up us in prayer, well, I certainly wouldn't complain about that. We need ALL the prayers we can get.