Each Sunday we offer a prayer reflecting on issues in the news or in the life of our work

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Join us in prayer for vulnerable young people.

Thank you for joining us in prayer this June. This is a busy month in which we celebrate Pentecost, thank those giving their time to young people (Volunteers Week, 1-3 June) and launch new resources for Refugee Week (17-23 June)

Also don’t forget that we have eleven extra prayers for those joining in the ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ prayer initiative.

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Prayers for June

2 June 2019 Seventh Sunday after Easter

A prayer to mark Volunteers’ Week, 1-7 June

Loving God,

you came to us in Jesus, our brother,

to show us that all people belong to one family.

We thank you for the generosity of our volunteers,

who willingly give of their time and talents

to support vulnerable children and young people.

Inspire all volunteers for The Children’s Society with the power of your Holy Spirit,

that they might welcome others as you first welcomed us.

For your name’s sake.


9 June Pentecost Sunday

Faithful God,

on this Pentecost Sunday,

we thank you for your life-giving Spirit.

We pray for our world

and ask that your Spirit might give strength to those who speak out for justice and work for peace.

We ask for your Spirit’s inspiration for all who seek to support vulnerable children and young people,

that all may flourish and have life to the full.

Help us to be open to the work of your Holy Spirit in our lives,

that we may have the courage to speak out and act on your behalf.

In the name of Jesus we pray.


16 June

A prayer to mark Refugee Week, 17-23 June

Merciful God,

we pray for young people seeking asylum and refuge in this country.

Many have undertaken perilous journeys to arrive here,

only to find that their troubles are not over.

Give wisdom to government officials

as they assess claims for asylum.

Give kindness and compassion to local authorities and foster carers

as they take in these traumatised young people.

Help workers from The Children’s Society

as they walk alongside these young people,

giving them the support and guidance they need.

Above all, Lord, inspire us to welcome the stranger,

remembering as we do so that your Son Jesus

sought asylum in a strange land.

We make this prayer in the name of the one

who offers hope to the weary, respite to the traveller

and peace to all your children.


23 June First Sunday after Trinity

Based on Galatians 3.28: ‘There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus.’

Triune God, three in one,

Thank you that you came to bring all people into healthy relationship with one another.

We pray for all places in our world and our country where there hatred and division

between people based on politics, creed or race.

We bring before you children and young people living in hostile environments, where straying into the wrong area can be fatal.

We pray for boys and girls who are bullied and suffer poor mental health because they don’t match a perfect image portrayed in the media.

We remember all those exploited in modern-day slavery by others for their own financial gain.

Help us and staff of The Children’s Society to play a part in supporting all to live in freedom and harmony.

May we all be one, as you are one.

In your holy name.


30 June Second Sunday after Trinity

Based on Galatians 5.22: ‘The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.’

Generous God,

thank you for the gifts of the Holy Spirit showered upon us.

Nurture in us those qualities reflected in the character of Christ.

We pray for all vulnerable children and young people who know little love and joy in their lives.

We pray that their lives will be touched by the patience and faithfulness of others,

so that they in turn may live lives of kindness and gentleness.

May these qualities be passed on from generation to generation,

as we seek to glorify you.

In your precious name we pray.

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