We lift up the children of this world, the ones who live comfortably and the ones who have no roof above their heads. We lift up the children who have never heard of You. And today as we pray, we remember and lift up in Your tender loving hands, the abused and abandoned, living without love, without hope, and without the basic needs of living.
Mark 10 : 13-16
People were bringing little children to Jesus to have him touch them, but the disciples rebuked them.
When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.
I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.”
And he took the children in his arms, put his hands on them and blessed them.
Lord Jesus, we pray that we may become as pure, as innocent and as humble as children, with no evil, impurity and vengeance in our hearts. May we be excellent examples of godly men and women to children who are in our care. May we nurture and bring them close to You, as they become the future generation of the world and a blessed people of Your Kingdom.
Matthew 18 : 2-6
He called a little child and had him stand among them.
And he said: “I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
And whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me.
But if anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him to have a large millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.
Lord Jesus, we call upon Your blessed name and pray for the children who are abused and suffering from wounds inflicted deep within them, and those led into sin at a young age, not knowing what they are doing. In Your blessed power, release them from these captives and may their hearts be healed, in Your perfect love and healing.
May those who abuse and inflict pain upon them and those who use little children for illicit earning, be brought to justice and be granted the punishment according to law and may these truly be taught of the repercussions of them inflicting pain upon these innocent ones.
Lord Jesus, we ask You to open their eyes and hearts to love and to protect innocent ones from harm and evil. May they come to know You deeply, feel Your love wholeheartedly and give to these children from their hearts, the love they have received from You to little children who know not love, life and Your existence.
Matthew 18 : 10
See that you do not look down on one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven.
Lord Jesus, may the wealthy and those of us who may count ourselves affordable, look upon the children without love and hope and bring them the glad tidings of Your Kingdom. How good would it be if every family gives a homeless child a place to live in their hearts and home. How good would it be if we could give towards helping those homeless children with food, clothing and education and a means for a better living on earth.
Psalms 127 : 3 – 5
Sons are a heritage from the LORD, children a reward from him.
Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are sons born in one’s youth.
Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their enemies in the gate.
Father, we pray to become better adults and to contribute towards society in nurturing the children and preparing them for a better place in the world as Your appointed people. May we in all the ways we can, do a little to save a child from these torments of abuse, suffering and neglect, and give them a bright future and a hopeful beginning towards a better world, in Your sight and favour.
We pray in the blessed name of Jesus, Amen!