Wednesday, January 11, 2012


Please join us as we gather here in prayer to ask for an abundance of blessings for all who are in charge of Ayn’s care. May the Lord’s love guide those who are responsible for making the decision that Ayn be taken home to her family as soon as possible.

When you come here to share a prayer would you invite a friend, who will then in turn invite a friend, each sharing a prayer. Let’s begin an ongoing prayer vigil that will extend around the globe until Ayn is home again.


by Laurie Hatton
who inspires others to join her in prayer...........

I believe in the power of prayer. I believe in a loving God who cares about us and our pain. I know that many others have been praying for this situation since it unfolded, or since we became aware of this need. This document lists some things to pray about & gives you the opportunity to record your prayers in the comments section for this dear girl, her family, and the system that has removed her from her loving home. Here are a few things that I am praying for. I ask you to join in agreement with me for a miracle in this case:

Pray for Ayn – that she would be well cared for, and that God would spare her from the negative effects that often come with children being removed from their families. Ask that God would spare her from the many potential side effects of the drugs she is being given (against her parent’s wishes).

Pray that Ayn will come home very soon! The legal process is very lengthy & not designed to give parents the opportunity to challenge unnecessary removals in a timely manner, or for judges to rule in favor of a return to the parents until many months or years after the child has been taken. MCFD can make the decision today, and return Ayn. Pray God will soften the heart of the Director of MCFD who can make things right. Her 10th birthday is on December 14th & it would be wonderful if she could celebrate at home!

Pray for Derek Hoare (Ayn’s dad), Amie van Dyk (Ayn’s mom), Wyatt & Lyric (Ayn’s brothers), as well as her extended family (aunts & uncles etc), who love & miss her very much! Ask God to give them strength & wisdom to deal with this. Pray that they will experience and feel God’s presence and love.

Pray for Mary McNeil, the staff and social workers who work at MCFD in British Columbia, and at CPS or CAS organizations around the world. Pray that they would truly have the best interests of families and children at heart. Pray they will have good policies & procedures, and that they will be followed for the child’s well-being.

Pray that the proposal Derek has written & is planning to submit to MCFD today will be accepted. Pray that money will be raised to pay for a lawyer and/or expert witnesses to testify if this case actually goes to trial. Pray that a great lawyer with a heart will offer to do pro-bono work and help out.

Please feel free to add your prayers for Ayn & her family below in a comment, or to quote favorite Bible quotes that come to mind when you hear about Ayn or this call to prayer. Blessings upon you for taking the time to be informed about this situation, and doing what you can to help.

I know Matthew 18:20 (NIV) says

“For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”

And James 5:16 (The Message) states

“The prayer of a person living right with God is something powerful to be reckoned with.”

I invite anyone to record their prayers below in a comment.

Obviously you may pray directly to God on your own, or at your local place of worship. Many of us have been doing this for months. However, by typing our words & sharing them here, some may pray more who wouldn’t normally know what to pray.

I also hope people will share the link for this blog & invite others to join us. I feel there is power in coming together and sharing our petitions we are raising before God. It will be our way of praying with each other, and asking God to intervene for Ayn.


  1. Heavenly Father, Please bless and hold tight to Ayn, Derek, Aime, Wyatt, Lyric and all of their family and friends, that they may find peace and strength in all that surrounds them. Please God, grant this family immediate restoration, healing and renewal of the beautiful family bond that existed before this horrible crisis. May we all learn from this experience and be guided to put an end to this type of injustice and ignorance. Lord, we come together in agreement where in Matthew 18:19 we read that if two of you on earth agree about anything we ask for, it will be done for us by our Father in heaven. For where two or three come together in My name, there am I with them. Please dear G*d, save this family. In Jesus' name I pray, AMEN!

  2. Father in Heaven, God of creation with omnipotent power and infinite mercy, bring peace into Ayn’s heart and mind so that she will not be anxious and disturbed. Enable Derek to be patient and wise in all of his interactions with ministry personnel so that he can realize his goal of Ayn’s return. May Derek’s proposal be received with convincing openness and approval. Persuade Ministry social workers to expedite this girl’s return. Make all of the efforts of thoughtful and creative card writers, fundraisers, encouragers, balloon and poster designers, bloggers, friends and family become a blessing to Derek and his family as well as an evidence of community strength. We ask it in the name of Christ, Amen.

  3. Praying for all of those involved --- for Derek, Amy and the boys, for all of the people who have the power and wisdom to make this right -- and especially for Ayn.

  4. I will pray for Ayn and her family.

  5. Praying for ayn and Derek to be reunitned wvery soon and father and daughter love knows no bounds and location they are together in heart and mind jsut physically apart it is time to bring the greatest prayer to life and come true for this heartfelt family of love!!!

  6. Heavenly Father, I pray that you will move in the hearts of those at MCFD who hold the power to return Ayn home. Please soften their hearts so they will do what is really in her best interest. I pray they'll see the value and benefit of the proposal that Derek has written, and that Ayn will be returned home very soon. Thank you for hearing our prayers! In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

  7. We are gathering here from around the gloge to unite in prayer so that those who are responsible for Ayn van Dyk will be guided by Your Love Lord to do the right thing for this little one and take her home to her loving family. May Your Love also bring many here to pray with us from now until Ayn is home.