PRAYER FOR CHILDREN
Gracious God, in the vulnerability of a child, we recognize our own fragility.
In their tender innocence, we are reminded that life is meant to be lived
with curious and joyful abandon. Help us, who are no longer children,
to retain the freshness of childhood and to be the protectors and mentors
of those whose lives are just beginning. May we see in their eyes the
clear window of heaven. Guide us in the ways to keep all children safe
and in your great love, O Lord, hold them in your peaceful embrace so
they are not overcome by loneliness, fear, or danger. We ask this for
the sake of your love. Amen.