Prayer For Child Protection
Lord, chaos and fear cripple communities overrun by gang violence. Thank You so much for the gift of Your Son. Through Him, we truly become a new creation. We claim Jesus' blessing for peacemakers in Matthew 5:9. Help young people see themselves the way You see them, so they can help bring peace and hope to other people's lives.
Father, we come to you in prayer to protect Your children from abductors who prey on the most vulnerable. Bless the radical partnership between leaders of all faiths, law enforcement, traditional healers, and communities to stop child sacrifice once and for all. Comfort grieving parents in their time of unimaginable loss.
ord, we echo the psalmist's confidence that You will deliver those who cry out to You for help. See to the needs of precious girls and boys vulnerable to child marriage or already trapped in its grasp. Hear and answer their cries for help. May cultures where it is accepted and encouraged learn of the harm it causes to children and change these societies.
Lord God, help families that practice FGM see its damaging effects on girls and young women. Motivate these families to turn away from inhumane practices, and we pray that You protect their female children from all forms of harm, including FGM. Lay a hand of protection over girls at risk of FGM and cutting.
Dear God, there are times when it is right and righteous to be angry. It is right to be angry about people who exploit children. Let that righteous anger fuel action, Lord. Don't let it fade into complacency.
Dear Lord, Your Word calls us to hunger and thirst for righteousness a righteousness that leads to compassion for the poor and a renewing of minds. Lead us to this kind of faith that works to make a better world for all Your children.
Lord, You are our provider, and we know all good things come from Your hand. Help families to find reliable incomes so children don't have to work. We pray that laws and cultural practices would help protect children from a childhood of abuse and suffering.
Lord, we know You love Your children, and we pray that when they must work, that You would protect children's growing bodies. Please keep them safe and free of injuries and toxins. Deliver them from oppressive bosses and hazardous conditions. Make it possible from children at risk to stay in school.