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Children at Risk

Updated: Feb 14

Prayer for the Children of Nigeria

Oh Lord, the children in Nigeria are starving to death.

We join together with all Catholics, with all Christians,

with all people of faith.

Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists.

All who pray to you. The One God,

Lord of all humanity.

We pray that these innocent children

will have the sustenance, food, medicine, care

so that they may grow and flourish and help their communities

and all whom they may see who also will need the help that they need now.

We pray that the religious peoples of the world may come together to provide food

for these children,

and that the nations of the world may unite to send them what they need

to survive

and thrive.

And together we pray Amen. Let it be so!

by Dr. Eugene Fisher Profiles in Catholicism

Prayer for Child Protection

The force of eternal goodness and love will fill our hearts and action today and everyday as we strive to bring greater respect and dignity to every child.

The UN established the convention of the rights of the child, may they be implemented.

Lord, you made children the most important in the Kingdom, inspire good people to stand up and protect children and bring abusers to justice. Heal the victims and survivors so they have a happier, better life. Amen by Father Shay Cullen Profiles in Catholicism

Prayer to end violence against children

Children are the most vulnerable the most at risk from abusers. From those Lord,

who should protect and help them.

You taught us that the Children are first in God's the Kingdom.

Inspire us Lord Jesus to save and protect all children and bring the abusers to Justice.

Lord you said to throw them in the ocean of isolation where they will truly repent,

confess and do penance and beg forgiveness.

Help us protect children and prevent abuse everyday. Amen by Father Shay Cullen Profiles in Catholicism

A prayer to end child starvation:

“I am the bread of life” (Jn 6: 48)

Lord of life: you create all that is good (cf. Gn 1-2)!

Just as you walked the earth and saw our needs

You see the plight of our times: riches and poverty:

The starving among us; and, just as you had pity (Mk 8: 2)

On the multitude who came to listen to you,

And caused food to be shared in abundance (cf. Mk 8: 6-10) –

We cannot describe what is more fully known to you!

So we beg you to listen to the lips that cannot cry!

To the almost inaudible cry of our starving children!

Lord of love: you give every kind of good food!

Just as Zacchaeus was moved by your visit

And generously opened his wealth to others (cf. Lk 19: 1-10)

Out of love and as a remedy for what he had done,

Let your abundant gifts run between the poor, the generations,

Peoples of all races and creeds, particularly the silent-starving

We cannot tell you more clearly of the hearts open to you!

So we beg you to listen to the lips that cannot cry!

To the almost inaudible cry of our starving children!

Lord of Bread: let us share what you give us!

You will ‘Give us this day our daily bread’ (Mt 6: 11)

If we ask your Father (cf. Mt 6: 9); and so we ask on behalf

Of ourselves and those without daily bread, that just as you

Taught us this prayer that you intend it to be answered:

Again and again, again and again, again and again –

We cannot tell you more deeply of the hunger in us!

So we beg you to listen to the lips that cannot cry!

To the almost inaudible cry of our starving children!

Prayer to protect Children from online abuse

Lord help us Protect children from online abuse, may the EU retain and improve the existing law to filter and trace child pornography

and stop the grooming of children by evil doers and end child abuse and extortion.

Lord we pray that the internet server providers will block the abusers and may the good police bring them to justice.

As you said Lord Jesus, in Matthew 18: let a mill stone be tied to their necks and they be thrown into the sea !

Let truth and justice for all children prevail. Amen

by Father Shay Cullen Profiles in Catholicism

A Doctor’s Prayer

I see the suffering children and say I must help, I see the pain and hurt and I know, I can’t ignore when I feel and hear the call To respond and do my best To reach the sick and end the pain and bring healing, and respite. So few of us are left to heal and mend the hurt and sickness. We have fallen ill when we took the risk to save and help the others, the stranger and we too have suffered and have died. I ask why has all the world so little care As corona ravages the humble and the poor, And the vaccines are reserved for the rich and not the weak? Wicked hunger, squalor, and disease spreads with corona in nations that have brought conflict, riots and war upon themselves by corruption and by greed and are cursed to suffer and despair. We, and all humanity with the compassion and concern can call for justice for the rich to share the wealth and heal the world so all are safe to live in peace without the suffering and the fear. by Father Shay Cullen Profiles in Catholicism

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