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06/13/21 Weekend Grif.Net – Prayer for the Children

06/13/21 Weekend Grif.Net – Prayer for the Children

Today is Children’s Day, June 13th, =
2021

 

Pastor:

Lord, we pray =
for children who put chocolate fingers everywhere, who like to be =
tickled, who stomp in puddles and ruin their new pants, who sneak =
Popsicles before supper, and can never find their =
shoes.

 

Congregation:

And we pray =
for those who have no shoes, who stare at photographers from behind =
barbed wire, who never "count potatoes", who are born in =
places we wouldn’t be caught dead in, who never go to the circus, who =
live in an X-rated world.

 

All:

Lord in your =
mercy, hear our prayer.

 

Pastor:

Lord, we pray =
for children who bring us sticky kisses and fistfuls of dandelions, who =
sleep with the dog and bury goldfish, who hug us in a hurry and forget =
their lunch money, who cover with band-aids and sing off-key, who =
squeeze toothpaste all over the sink, who slurp their soup. =

 

Congregation:

And we pray =
for those who never get soup, who have no safe blankets to drag behind =
them, who watch their parents die, who can’t find any bread to steal, =
have no rooms to clean up, whose pictures aren’t on anybody’s dresser, =
and whose monsters are real.

 

All:

Lord in your =
mercy, hear our prayer.

 

Pastor:

Lord, we pray =
for children who spend all their allowance before Tuesday, who throw =
temper tantrums in the grocery store and pick at their food, who like =
ghost stories, who shove dirty clothes under the bed, and never rinse =
out the tub; who get visits from the tooth fairy, who don’t like to be =
kissed in front of friends, who squirm in church and scream in the =
phone, whose tears we sometimes laugh at and whose smiles can make us =
cry.

 

Congregation:

And we pray =
for those who have no allowance, those whose nightmares come in the =
daytime, who will eat anything, who have never seen a dentist, who =
aren’t spoiled by anybody, who go to bed hungry and cry themselves to =
sleep, who live and move, but have no being. We pray for children who =
want to be carried and for those who must be carried; for those we never =
give up on and for those who don’t get a second chance. For those we =
smother, and for those who will grab the hand of anyone kind enough to =
offer it.

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All:

Lord =
in your mercy, hear our prayer. Amen.

 

~~

Dr Bob Griffin =

bob@grif.net =
www.grif.net

"Jesus =
Knows Me, This I Love!"