Monday, March 15, 2010

Lucy's Day of Prayer

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. –Psalms 139:13-14

The outcry for Lucy has been awesome. But ASIA is still looking for a family who already has their paperwork done to step forward and claim Lucy has their forever daughter.

Lucy’s best chance to survive is to come home and have lifesaving open-heart surgery with a mommy and daddy to support and care for her. Lucy has a long road ahead of her. She may even need a heart transplant.

Lucy needs a miracle.

I cannot stand by and do nothing for this child. Like so many others, though, we are not in a position to adopt again right now. But I can pray for her. I can pray for a family to step forward.

Wouldn’t it be amazing if we as a community could come together and cover Lucy with prayer for 24 hours? Wouldn’t it be amazing to see what God can do through this child?

Honestly, I don’t know how God will answer our prayers. I don’t know how Lucy’s life will end up. But what I do know is God will not turn his back on Lucy. She is not alone. While we may not understand it, her life has a purpose.

Will you join me on your knees in prayer for Lucy? Will you pray:

That a family will step forward and claim her as their daughter? Will you pray that once the family submits their letter of intent that China and the United States will expedite all their paperwork and they can hold Lucy in record time?

Will you pray for peace for this extraordinary family? Will you pray that even though Lucy has significant medical challenges ahead of her that they will find strength and support they never imagined.

Will you pray for Lucy? Pray she remains strong. Pray she can hold on for just a little while longer until her mommy and daddy find her.

The 24 hour prayer chain for Lucy will be on Thursday, March 18 starting at 6:00 am and will end on Friday at 6:00 am. If you can commit just one hour of your time, please list it in the comment section of the blog. Please list the hour you’ll be praying and where you’re from. I hope people all around the world will pray for Lucy.

Please help to get the word out by reposting this on your blog, yahoo groups, and facebook pages. Please have people link back to my blog ( to comment, so we can see just how many people love and care for Lucy.

I think God has amazing things in store for this child. Please be a part of it.

I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.--John 14:18


  1. 7:00 am central time.

    Mom to two bio boys and one China princess

  2. 7:30 am breakfast prayer

    7 year old brother to China princess

  3. 12:30 pm lunch prayer

    4 year old brother to China princess

  4. I will pray from 10-11pm EDT! Thank you for giving us the opportunity to band together for Lucy. I know God is going to do amazing things and I can't wait to see it.

  5. I'll do 9-10pm PST. Love it! Let's watch what God can do!!
    Be blessed,

  6. 5:30 am - 6:30 am

    Chicago, IL
    Grandma to China princess

  7. 1:00 - 2:00 EST
    Orrington, Maine

    Believing our God will move a mountain for this precious girl!

  8. 8 am to 9 am

    Laura M.
    Elmhurst, IL
    Proud Mama to 3

  9. I'll take 2-3pm.

    I'm excited to watch God's plans for Lucy unfold!

    from WA with two wonderful children and another on the way.

  10. I've got 11-12 pm West Coast time!!!!! Thanks for doing this!

    Mama to 3 great kids (2 from China) living in Southern WA.

  11. **if you can't comment email me!**

    6-7 am Thursday morning

    Stef L.
    Mama of 3 wonderful kiddos
    Lombard, IL

  12. 8-9pm PST

    Mom to 2 Precious Girls, one bio and one just adopted in Oct.

  13. 6-7 am Mountain time

    Mom to 5, 2 bio and 3 from China :)

  14. Praying throughout the day.
    Donna - Hampden, Maine
    Mom to 2 beautiful China sweeties.

  15. I will pray for sweet Lucy as often during the day as I can, and also from 9-10 pm.
    reposting on my blog as well.

  16. I have been praying/fasting for Lucy for several days. I will continue to pray throughout the day. I live in Mass., but will be driving to SC today.

  17. I will pray during the day for Lucy. Thanks for doing this.
    Melissa in KY

  18. just opened this and as I'm reading it this song is playing on the radio---I DON'T think it's coicidence

    What Faith Can Do Lyrics-by Kutless

    Everybody falls sometimes
    Gotta find the strength to rise
    From the ashes and make a new beginning
    Anyone can feel the ache
    You think it’s more than you can take
    But you are stronger, stronger than you know
    Don’t you give up now
    The sun will soon be shining
    You gotta face the clouds
    To find the silver lining

    I’ve seen dreams that move the mountains
    Hope that doesn’t ever end
    Even when the sky is falling
    And I’ve seen miracles just happen
    Silent prayers get answered
    Broken hearts become brand new
    That’s what faith can do

    It doesn’t matter what you’ve heard
    Impossible is not a word
    It’s just a reason for someone not to try
    Everybody’s scared to death
    When they decide to take that step
    Out on the water
    It’ll be alright
    Life is so much more
    Than what your eyes are seeing
    You will find your way
    If you keep believing

    I’ve seen dreams that move the mountains
    Hope that doesn’t ever end
    Even when the sky is falling
    And I’ve seen miracles just happen
    Silent prayers get answered
    Broken hearts become brand new
    That’s what faith can do

    Overcome the odds
    You don't have a chance
    (That’s what faith can do)
    When the world says you can’t
    It’ll tell you that you can!

    I’ve seen dreams that move the mountains
    Hope that doesn’t ever end
    Even when the sky is falling
    And I’ve seen miracles just happen
    Silent prayers get answered
    Broken hearts become brand new
    That’s what faith can do
    That's what faith can do!
    Even if you fall sometimes
    You will have the strength to rise

    "And I’ve seen miracles just happen
    Silent prayers get answered
    Broken hearts become brand new
    That’s what faith can do"

    Broken HEARTS?
    There is a miracle waiting to happen for this child!

    Heidi-in Georgia

  19. I will be praying for this sweet little girl and her future family....

    7:00am - 8:00am
    Central Time

    Mom to five
    Three bio
    Two adopted from China

    *I plan on reposting as well

  20. I'm so happy to see the passion out there for Lucy! It will be an honor to join you in prayer for the precious girl that has stolen the hearts of so many. God is good!

    Love and blessings,

  21. I will be praying for Lucy! With God ALL things are possible. Let's storm the doors of heaven with prayer. I will be praying off and on all day, but my official hour will be 10pm till 11pm in Tennessee.

    Mom to one Chinese princess

  22. I will be praying from 9 to 10 a.m/ husband will be praying from 9 to 10 pm and sweet son will pray from 10:30 to 11 a.m. central time

  23. I'll be praying as well throughout the day, but I'll commit to 9-10am EST specifically.

    Shannon in Maine
    Mom of 3 great kids and working toward being the adoptive mom of another!

  24. I will be praying for this sweet dear child.
    She will be in my daily thoughts and prays
    I reposted this to my blog..hoping she will be surrounded in pray!
    Mom to 5 biological children whom are half Chinese/Aunt to a sweet China doll.
    The Orphans of China ARE on my heart!

  25. 1-2am Friday I will be thinking of and praying for Lucy, I hope that god will grace her and that she will have her miracle.

  26. I will continue to have ongoing prayers for Lucy and will officially pray for her Thursday 9-10pm CST.

    Valerie in Iowa
    Mom of 3 busy boys

  27. 6-7am

    Kris L.
    Elmhurst, IL
    Proud Mama to three beauties

  28. I will be praying for Lucy on Thursday. In the meantime, God will be holding Lucy in the
    palm of his hand.

    Karen VP
    Wheaton, IL
    Mom to 2 wonderful boys

  29. I just reposted on my blog....

    Can't to see how God works on behalf of Lucy!!!

    Tomorrow is a big day!!!!! :)

  30. Praying for this special girl throughout the day tomorrow. I will post this on my blog as well. I am so glad I read it on another bloggy friend's blog. I can't wait to see what God, the God of miracles, does in her little life!!

  31. My girls and I will be praying at 9:00 and throughout the day when we can.

    God's hand is on this precious girl!

  32. I will be praying all day but specifically 8:45 -9:30 a.m.

    Thank you for doing this...Lucy is SOOOO PRECIOUS!

  33. I'm a night person - I'll take midnight to 1 EDT here in Cincy....

    And Lucy - you have people from all over the world offering their prayers for you - you've touched many many hearts....

    hugs - aus and co.

  34. I will be praying for you throughout the day, Lucy...miracles do happen!


  35. Praying in TN for Lucy. God is able, Leslie

  36. Praying for Lucy in NC. GOD moves mountains!!!

  37. I so love this little girl! I am praying earnestly for her all day today, and I will spend some time at dinner tonight praying with my children that God will move mountains on her behalf! I also linked you on my blog at