17 Aug How to Pray for a Caseworker
Prayerfully go to battle for the ones who battle everyday for our kids. Below are real requests from CPS caseworkers in our city.
Sleep: Praying that you don’t have trouble sleeping when you have so many frustrating situations running through your mind that you can’t turn your brain off and that you wake up in the mornings feeling well rested from uninterrupted sleep.
Safety: Praying that you are safe and feel protected in uncomfortable situations.
Boundaries: Praying that you would develop and implement healthy boundaries that enable you to say no when necessary.
Wisdom: Praying that you would have wisdom for what to do or say and when.
Productivity: Praying for productivity when you feel overwhelmed by having is too much to be done in one month, much less one day.
Recall: Praying for your recall when you have too many cases to keep straight that you would have clarity when it feels like confusion is inevitable.
Processing: Praying that you find a healthy way to process through your emotions and are able to prioritize your time to make it happen daily.
Co-workers: Praying that you have support from your supervisor and that you build strong relationships with the only ones who truly understand what this job is, your co-workers.
Judgment: Praying that you would refrain from judgment and remember Ephesians 2:12-13 “that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.”
Grace: Praying that you would not become jaded by the situations you face but that you would have renewed grace for each parent, child, attorney, foster parent, and provider you work with on a daily basis.
Community: Praying that you develop community that wraps their arms around you and supports you on the tough days and is there to celebrate with you on joyful days.
Family: Praying that your home will be a safe haven and that the worst days outside of your home will be the best days inside your home. Praying that your family would be sensitive to the things you hear and see daily and that the Lord would guide their hearts and actions to support you best.
Patience: Praying that you would have patience with Christians that sometimes make your job harder, patience with sinners who can’t seem to take the first step, and patience with Christ whose timing is always perfect (even when it doesn’t feel like it).