Posts Tagged ‘poverty’

Save Our Children

November 22, 2009

The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off – for all whom the Lord our God will call. Acts 2:39

Lord, at a time when one out of six children in the United States live in poverty, and over 30% of US children are projected to live in poverty at some point in their lives, please bless our children.  Bless those who live in the projects and tenements of our cities and the more than 50% who live outside of major cities in trailers, in cars, and in substandard housing.  Bless and help the parents who struggle to feed them and to find them shelter.  Bless the volunteers who fill weekend backpacks, donate clothes and food, and provide mentoring and friendship to children in need.  As our children grow, help them stay in school, find funds for the education they need, get jobs, and develop the habits that will allow them to be financially self-sufficient.  Do not let the sins of this generation imperil their future.  Give all of our children hope, and save them, O Lord.

Amen