Prayers of Hope for the Children & Home

Billy Graham once said, “Prayer is simply a two-way conversation between you and God.” That is exactly what we tell the youth at Indiana United Methodist Children’s Home.

Prayers are powerful!

That is why we are asking you to pray for our youth through our Prayers of Hope initiative. The youth at the Home have many prayer requests and need the love and support from our staff and from friends of the Home.

Here is how our Prayers of Hope work: At the bottom of this page, there is a form for you to place your email. On the third Thursday of each month, 5-6 prayer requests from our youth will be emailed to you. If you do not have email, not to worry! Please call the Foundation at 317-775-0606 and we can arrange for physical copies to be mailed.

Below is our most recent monthly Prayers of Hope.

February 2024

Dear Friends,

Dear Lord: We celebrate with Jason. He recently had a breakthrough in therapy. We are thankful for Jason’s therapist for helping him through a difficult family situation. We give thanks for the mercy, compassion, and kindness You have shown to Jason. In Your Name we pray, Amen.

Dear Lord: We pray for the students who serve on the Home’s praise and worship team. Thank You for leading them toward You. Lord, teach them to know and love You through Your Word. Give them the confidence to help lead worship and to go forth knowing that You will always be with them. Thank You, Lord, for Your love and compassion, Amen.

Almighty God: Ariel’s family is in disarray. She worries about her younger siblings and wishes she could be there to comfort them. We pray that Ariel’s family finds a better way to deal with difficult things that come their way. For we know You have plans for Ariel and her family. We ask for Ariel and her siblings to be comforted during this difficult time and to diminish the worry in their young lives. In Your Name we pray, Amen.

Dear God:  We pray for our new Teaching Family couples Tiffany and Thomas who are starting their service at the Home this month. You have called them to an important mission. Please give them the influence and skill necessary to make a difference in the lives of our students. Protect them as they do Your work. Train them in Your ways and help them become important role models in the lives of our students. Amen.

Dear Lord: We pray for Deanna’s grandmother who is now taking care of younger children in the family. Deanna is worried that her grandmother may have difficulty helping to raise the children. Deanna wishes she was able to help her grandmother and worries about her well-being. Lord, please help Deanna’s grandmother with the strength to take care of the children and take away any worries that Deanna may have. Deanna feels guilt that she is not there to help. Let her know that You will help protect the family and help them stay together. Thank You, God, for Your Grace and Peace! Amen.

From John Wesley:

“Whether we think of, or speak to God, whether we act or suffer for Him, all is prayer, when we have no other object than His love and the desire of pleasing Him.”


Thank you for praying for our youth. 

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