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.

 

 7 February

Based on Luke 9:28-36 (37-43a)

Jesus, who met with tradition and teaching on the mountain of transfiguration,
we pray for those who have mountains to climb today:
mountains of worry that they have bills to pay and families to feed;
mountains of fear of mistreatment or neglect;
mountains of sadness or loss of their childhood;
mountains of a journey to an unknown destination or
mountains of uncertainty through life in care or beyond.
Lord Jesus, may they meet you as they climb their mountains
and may your love shine on their lives.
Amen.

 

14 February

Based on Luke 4.1–13

Lord, how do I choose the right way?
In those times of difficult decisionmaking,
remind me that you’ve been there before me;
and that you are beside me to give me strength.
I pray for those who are not free to make their own decisions,
for those who face oppression or neglect.
May they know you are beside them to give them strength.
Amen.

 

21 February

Based on Luke 13.31–35

Loving God, who looks after us as a
hen looks after her young,
I know I can do more in the shadow
of your wings.
Help me to make known your
protective presence to
all your children so that they never
feel forgotten,
and know that you never give up
on them.
Amen.

 

28 February

Based on Luke 13.1–9

Loving God, help me to see beyond
the surface and to grow in your love,
to see those who can be neglected
and make time and space for others.
To those who feel threatened
or ignored,
may I offer your loving words of
acceptance and peace.
Amen.