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.


1 November

Based on Deuteronomy 6:1-9, Mark 12:28-34

God of love,

we praise and thank you for creating us in your image.

Help us to seek your face; to love you with our hearts, souls and mights.

Forgive us, Lord, when we forget to acknowledge you as we should;

when our lives don’t show your love as clearly as they could.

We radically offer all that we are to your Kingdom;

help us to care for others as much as ourselves.

We come to you, God of love,

knowing that you can fill us with your love and generosity for others, and the world.



8 November

Based on Psalm 62

The refrain, “You are a refuge for us” can be spoken together if this prayer is read aloud.

Father, our rock and our salvation;

We pray for your comfort and presence among those who feel lost.

You are a refuge for us.

Help us to care for those who are vulnerable;

be close to them and bring your protection.

You are a refuge for us.

Give courage to young people trapped in unhealthy relationships;

in the dangers they face, provide for their needs.

You are a refuge for us.

You are a rock to all people; a safe presence to those who are suffering.

Draw near and intervene in the dark and hidden places. Bring your light.

Father, our rock and our salvation;

You are a refuge for us.



15 November

For use with children and families. Based on Hebrews 10:19-25

If you are using this prayer in a group, encourage each member of the group to say something that they are grateful for before you say ‘Amen’.

Lord Jesus,

Thank you for dying for us so that we can be in relationship with you.

We are thankful for your faithfulness; that you will never leave us.

Help us to remember that you are close to us always,

and remind us to trust in you when we are worried or fearful.

Thank you for uniting us together as one family;

please help us to help each other and to show love to those who need it.

Jesus, you have done so much for us.

And we are so grateful.

We are grateful for…. (optional)



22 November

John 18:33-37, Rev 1:4-8

Almighty God,

You are above and beyond the world that we live in.

You are holy and mighty,

with an unshakable Kingdom.

Help us to fix our eyes on things above;

not to be fixated on the troubles of this world.

Let us be encouraged and reminded by your promises for the future,

and in the present, help us to strive towards building your kingdom on earth,

knowing that difficulties we face in this world will not last into eternity.

We look to you, God of all ages, and praise you for the ongoing glory of your Kingdom.

For ever and ever.