Prayers for our Children

Lord, we bring our children to You,
and we place them in your hands;
we ask you to hold them close to you,
to guide and protect them,
to let them experience your peace,
so that they may always
grow strong in your love.
Amen.

A Child...

A child who lives with criticism,
learns to condemn.
A child who lives with hostility,
learns to fight.
A child who lives with ridicule,
learns to be shy.
A child who lives with shame,
learns to feel guilty.
A child who lives with tolerance,
learns to be patient.
A child who lives with encouragement,
learns confidence.
A child who lives with praise,
learns to appreciate.
A child who lives with fairness,
learns justice.
A child who lives with security,
learns to have faith.
A child who lives with approval,
learns to be like himself or herself.
A child who lives with acceptance and friendship,
learns to find love in the world.