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.

1 May

Based on Revelation 21:10, 22 – 22: 5

Loving God, our Creator
we look to the day when your light shines eternal,
when the darkness and brokenness of our world is ended.
Until that time,
may the River of Life flow into our actions
and the Tree of Life help grow our hearts
to share your Kingdom and your love today.
Amen.
 

8 May

Based on Acts 16: 16-34

This can be read out as a call and response prayer.

When the earth shakes, we can stand safe
on your truth and salvation: 
Lord, shake us into action.
 
When there are miracles and transformations
give us the words to share what we have seen:
Lord, shake us into action.
 
When confusion and despair controls our young people
let our ears and hearts be open to receive them:
Lord, shake us into action.
 
When children and young people are vulnerable
let us all be there to protect them:
Lord, shake us into action.
 
When the earth shakes, we can stand safe
on your truth and salvation: 
Lord, shake us into action.
 

15 May

Based on Acts 2: 1- 21 (Pentecost)
This can be used with children and young people acting out each body part.
 
Holy Spirit, guide our feet (marching).
To travel where God’s love is needed.
 
Holy Spirit, guide our mouths (speaking).
To speak kind, joyful words to each other.
 
Holy Spirit, guide our hands (holding/shaking hands).
To hold and hug our friends when they are sad.
 
Holy Spirit, guide our eyes (Looking around).
To see and care for God’s beautiful world.
 
Holy Spirit, guide our ears (listening).
To hear for God’s voice when there are tough choices to make.
 
Holy Spirit, guide our hearts (hands on hearts).
To know Jesus, our friend and Saviour.
 
Holy Spirit, guide us in all we do.
Amen. 
 

22 May

Based on Proverbs 8: 1-4, 22-31

Eternal Father,
thank you for your creation,
awaken our senses to its splendour,
and teach us to share in all its gifts.

May we grow together by seeking your wisdom,
to transform our relationships with one another
and encourage learning in young people.
So we can glorify your name.

Let your wisdom speak out in our voices
and rest within our leaders.
So justice and love can flourish in our country,
providing protection for every young person.
Amen.

 

29 May

Based on Galatians 1: 1-12 

O Lord,
strengthen our voice and our hearts
to share your gospel of love and salvation.
To bring justice to the world
and peace to the broken.

We speak not to be heard
or to win approval.
We speak for your glory.

Strengthen us,
challenge us,
guide us,
equip us.
Amen.