Lord, thank You for the gift of children.
Thank You for their enthusiasm and joy, for the awe-filled way they explore your world, for their full-hearted trust in you. There are 2 billion children living in our world, and you care deeply about each of them. When You were here,
You told the disciples to let the children come to You.
Forgive us for the times when we, too, have failed Your children, whether through ignorance or selfishness. As we become aware of the issues that affect children around the world, show us how to love and to act with compassion.
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