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 for download as a PDF. You may also be interested in our past prayers.

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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 February

Based on Psalm 111

Ever-loving God,

holy and great is your name.

We pray for The Children’s Society,

for energy companies,

and for all involved in campaigning to protect children from energy debt:

That, like you, their work will be faithful and just,

founded on your wisdom,

inspired by your Holy Spirit

and strengthened by the power of your love.

 

8 February

Based on Isaiah 40:32

Loving God, we know you love everyone very much,

so today we’re asking you to help children who don’t have enough to eat

and children who live in houses that aren’t warm enough.

We don’t know who they are

so it’s hard for us to know how we can help

but we remember what Isaiah said:

that you can help us do things we never imagined we could do.

Help us to be kind and helpful to everyone we meet,

because we don’t know how much difference we might make

just by a smile, a kind word or a thoughtful act.

We make this prayer through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

 

15 February, The Transfiguration

Based on 2 Corinthians 4.3-6

Jesus, Light of the world,

shine in us, so that, through us,

your good news may penetrate the veil of darkness

and the world may be radiant in the light of your glory.