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A prayer for the children

Published:Wednesday | May 9, 2012 | 12:00 AM

Hear the Children's Cry is offering the following prayer to be used on Wednesday, May 9, when the organisation has called for a designated day of prayer for Jamaican children.

Father, we acknowledge You as the creator of all.

You made us all individually and uniquely special, after your own image.

Father, we continue to marvel at the miraculous birth of each child created by your infinite power and love.

Father, in Your graciousness, You give children to us as Your gifts of love.

You trusted us with Your most precious creation - our children.

Today, we repent and ask for your forgiveness for having neglected some of Your precious gifts.

For those who have suffered abuse, neglect, hunger and pain, we ask that You would comfort them, erase the pain from their minds and bodies and keep them safe. Lord, please pour out your balm of love on each child.

Today, as a nation, we come together as one and commit to being good stewards of Your children.

We promise to love them, feed them, protect them, teach them and be good role models for them.

We thank You for giving us your precious gifts of love.

In Jesus' name.