Prayer for Children
God of love,
hear the cries of children around the world.
Hear the mourning, screams, silent voices of fear and pain.
How many tears and how much more blood
will bring us a sense that we are all your children,
no matter what race, nationality, religion, class and
God of mercy,
forgive our sins of selfishness and insecurity
that make us seek self-protection
and power over others first.
Grant us courage today
to listen to your call of protecting, nurturing, and loving
the most vulnerable ones among us
so that we may be a messenger of your peace in the world.
by Rev. Hikari Kokai
Chang, Regional Missionary, Wesley
Foundation in Japan
Dantrell Davis, Ryan Harris, Eric Morse,
Derrion Albert, Blair Holt, Jonylah Watkins,
and the hundreds of
other children murdered and
continue to be murdered in Chicago
O God, we pray for those who have been
murdered on the streets of our city.
We commit to your loving care those who have died,
beseeching you to receive
their souls into the mercy of your love. Comfort their loved
ones who mourn.
Enable them to meet the lonely and painful days ahead in the
strength of your love.
Let the love that you have made known to us lead us to
create safer streets for all to walk upon.
Vienna Cobb Anderson
Prayer for Child Syrian Refugees
We pray to the Lord to end the
Child Syrian refugees in Turkey
and for all other abused
children throughout the world.
To You, O Lord, we humbly
entrust this child, so precious in Your sight.
Take him/her into Your arms and welcome him/her into
where there will be no sorrow, no weeping nor pain,
but the fullness of peace and joy with Your Son and the Holy
Dear Lord, protect all
your children; cover them with your LOVE; guide them to the
Carmen Julia Rodriguez