Focus Scripture: Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.
Loving God, we pray for our children, today. We pray especially for orphans and for children who feel lost, bullied, and discarded. We pray for children who have been mistreated and abused. We pray for those who feel lonely and feel as if nobody loves them. We lift up children who have no hope. Children who have lost their way, those who can’t see their future from here – we lift every one of them up to you today, O God. We ask that you cover them with a blanket of your love and grace. We ask that you bless them when they’re lonely and when they’re confused. Protect them from every hurt, harm, and danger. Help them to recognize right from wrong. Deliver them from every evil thing. Please guard their innocence, O God. Please bless them with hope and faith and peace and protection and providence and joy, O God. Help them to know that nothing is too hard for you if they would only trust you. We ask it all in the name of Jesus. Amen.