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 the 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.

 

7 June

A prayer for Volunteers’ Week, based on Mark 3:20-35.

Loving God,

You came to us in Jesus, our brother,

to show us that all people belong to one family,

as you call us to do your will.

 

We thank you for the generosity of our volunteers,

who share in Jesus’s ministry of healing and reconciliation,

and reflect your love for your family.

 

Hold us close and fill us with your Spirit,

that we might welcome others as you first welcomed us.

Amen.

 

14 June

A prayer based on Mark 4:26-34.

God of growth,

we thank you for the people

who sowed the seeds of faith in our lives.

Rooted in your presence, 

may we grow in compassion and grace,

so that each day we become more like Jesus.

 

May your words take root in our hearts,

And may the branches of our love shelter and protect others.

We make this prayer in the name of Jesus, your Son.

Amen.

 

21 June

A prayer based on Mark 4:35-41.

Faithful God,

We hold in your love all who face storms in their lives, 

remembering especially children and young people.

We pray for all those who are overwhelmed by pain, 

affected by neglect or struggling in poverty.

As Jesus calmed the wind and waves,

be near with your peace and comfort.

Help us to trust in your presence and love

in the storms of our own lives,

and share your peace with all whom we meet.

 

28 June

A prayer based on Mark 5: 21-43.

Compassionate God,       

hold gently in your hands

those whom we know to be sick and those who care for them. 

We ask you to bring your healing touch to all that is broken in our world.

Inspire us to be instruments of your peace,

that our words and lives may witness to your love,  

revealed to us in Jesus.

Amen.