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 below, or available as a pdf. 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.

5 June

Father God,
Your son, Jesus, looked with compassion upon those who were in need, and then acted.
We pray that we too may be inspired to be more than an interested observer, and offer ourselves to better the lives of children.
Take us, Lord, and use our time and talents to help them.
We know that with your Spirit in us we will make a difference.
Amen.

 

12 June

A prayer based on Psalm 5.1-8

God of all,
Whenever we are blinded by the pain and turmoil of this broken world, 
do not let us forget:
you see more than we see,
you hear more than we hear,
you know more than we know,
you grieve more than we grieve.
Remind us once again that as we cry out to you for our world,
for our society, and for those who are most vulnerable within it,
that you offer stability when all seems unstable.
You offer security when all seems insecure.
You offer us Jesus when nothing and no one else will do.
Amen.

 

19 June

A prayer for The Children’s Society and all who work with and on behalf of children.

Lord,
We pray for The Children’s Society and all who work with and on behalf of children.
Strengthen and sustain their eyes so they may see your goodness and grace in every child they meet.
Strengthen and sustain their ears so they may listen and remain open to the diverse needs in their communities.
Strengthen and sustain their lips so they may speak your truth honestly, openly, and powerfully in all they do.
Strengthen and sustain their hands so they may serve as Christ’s hands, reaching out in compassionate healing service for the sake of your name.
Strengthen and sustain their feet so they may walk fearlessly wherever you send them.
Strengthen and sustain us all to go into the world, speaking your peace, working for your kingdom.
Amen.

26 June

A prayer for children based on Luke 9.51-62
Have pairs of children face each other and play ‘mirrors’, i.e. a game where one child moves while the other child tries to ‘mirror’ their movements as closely as possible. After a few minutes let them ‘mirror’ this prayer with all saying the line in bold and a reader saying the other.

Lord, help me follow,
to follow where you lead and how you lead.
Lord, help me follow,
to follow when I’m glad and when I’m sad.
Lord, help me follow,
to follow when it’s easy and when it’s hard.
Lord, help me follow,
to follow as I am and with all I have.
Amen.