Each Sunday we offer a prayer reflecting on issues in the news or in the life of The Children's Society.

You can find the prayers for this month contained in our online Advent calendar, on each Saturday. You may also be interested in our past prayers and our prayers on topical issues.

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We would encourage you to use the prayer in your personal devotions, in your church service, or by printing it in your church notice sheet.

However you use them, please do join us as we pray with and for children and young people.

6 November

Based on Luke 20.27-38

you knew just what to say,
when the Sadducees ridiculed your resurrection promises.
Help me find the right words,
to express your great truths in ways that people will understand.
Thank you for the hope of heaven.

Lord God,
when people argue with me
about who you are. Be with me,
and help me to speak to them
about how much you care.

A prayer based on Job 19.23-27a

Loving Lord,
when we feel weak with sorrow,
when all within us aches with grief,
and when we have no words to pray,
receive our sadness, tears and sighs.
Help us to trust that our redeemer lives
and will raise us up to abundant life.

13 November

Based on Psalm 98

Faithful God,
you sing your song of love to us,
fill us with your Holy Spirit
so that our lives become a new song
of gratitude and praise.
Let us never forget your goodness,
wonderful works and deeds of mercy.
So that both our words and actions speak of your love,
revealed to us in Christ Jesus.

Lord God,
thank you that you love me steadfastly,
and that you have faith in me,
even when I have no faith in myself.
Today, when I reflect upon that love,
fill my heart with song.
As I sense the world around me,
let me see you at work,
glorified in the world, and in all that fills it.

20 November 

Based on Jeremiah 23.1-6

Shepherding God,
you guide us on the right path
and walk with us through the dark places.
You are always near holding and supporting us.
Open our eyes to your presence among us.
Open our ears to hear your voice calling us.
Open our arms to those in need among us.
Grant us the wisdom to guide others,
especially our children, into your life-giving way.

Based on Col 1:11-20

Lord God,
sometimes I don’t feel very strong,
nor very patient!
Help me to draw on your strength today.
Take me out of the darkness
that can hamper my humanity,
and equip me with the spirit of reconciliation,
so that I can lead a life worthy of you.

27 November to 24 December

Visit childrenssociety.org.uk/advent  or all our prayers and reflections throughout Advent.