Many children struggle with the spirit of rejection and the spirit of abandonment when a parent is absent from their life. Abandon means “cease to support or look after (someone) to desert”.
Today we live a generation that is “tagged” as the “fatherless” generation. This relates to a large number of fathers who are absent from the home and in the lives of their children. Many children, and even adults, struggle to understand why their father or mother made a choice to walk away and not be in their lives.
A child can feel abandoned even with the parents in the home for many reasons, but this article is focused on those who have not known their father or mother and don’t know how to move forward from the pain of the rejection and abandonment.
Every child desires a relationship with their mother and father. This is a picture of my father who is now been deceased for many, many years. I love him so much and I know the pain I would feel not having had my father in my life. I know that every child desires this care and nurture of a parent. I am largely who I am today because of my dad!
When a parent choses to walk away it is something a child does not understand and must try to deal with the pain of feeling rejected and abandoned by the one they thought would love them the most. It is a hole and a void in their life. A piece of a puzzle that has missing pieces that they long to find so they can see the full picture. For some these relationships are re-united at some point in life and for others it does not happen.
The good news is that God loves you and wants you to be healed, delivered and set free from the pain of rejection and abandonment. Psalm 27:10-11 says, “When my father and my mother forsake me, Then the Lord will take care of me. Teach me your way, oh Lord, And lead me in a smooth path, because of my enemies.” There is no love like the love of our heavenly father who can fill every void and satisfy your soul with good things. Here is a prayer to help you move forward to find healing and deliverance.
Prayer for Healing from The Spirit of Rejection and Abandonment by a Parent
Lord God creator of all things, I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” (Psalm 139:14) I have been dealing with the pain and the void in my heart because I have not known my father/mother.
It hurts so bad to feel that the ones who gave you birth would chose to walk away. I thank you for your word according to Psalm 27:10 that tells me, “When my father and my mother forsake me, Then the Lord will take care of me.”
Perhaps up until now I have tried to deal with all these big emotions on my own but as a child I am not able to handle this. I give it to you today Lord and receive my healing and deliverance. I want to be made whole and I can only receive wholeness in you.
Even though my parents gave me birth, you knew me first. Jeremiah 1:5 says, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, And before you were born I consecrated you; I have appointed you a prophet to the nations.” This tells me you have a purpose and a plan for my life and I want to know it and fulfill it in my life.
I thank you that your love is more than enough. I have walked in this place for too long and today I move forward in my deliverance. Help me to find a place in my heart to forgive them. I know that your word tells us that we must forgive those who have hurt us or done us wrong and pray for them. I know that I will not be able to do this on my own but with your help I believe it can be done.
Thank you for bringing me to this place where I know that healing is the only option for me to move forward with my life in you.
In Jesus Name. Amen
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