Murphy Harpst


In Matthew 19:14, Jesus said, Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these. 

Prayers for the children at Murphy-Harpst bring them closer to God. We cannot underestimate the power of prayer in transforming the children who come to Murphy-Harpst as broken young people, and we can witness to the impact of prayer on their lives. Our children pray themselves, and they invite you to join them as they seek the power of God’s grace and healing.

Many church members who visit Murphy-Harpst as volunteers or on work teams are touched by lives of individual children and then keep these young people in their prayers. Their stories about the children once they return home have even inspired Sunday school classes or other groups in the congregation to pray for these young people as well. Not all the members of a congregation are able to volunteer or participate on a work team, and prayer is a wonderful opportunity for everyone to participate in the ministry of healing children at Murphy-Harpst.

More than 80% of abusers are a parent or someone close to a child.