As a mother comforts her child,
so I will comfort you;
you shall be comforted in Jerusalem.
How grateful we are, Lord, for your constant presence in our lives as we walk as little children on this earth. As we look around this world and see the awful things which happen to your children, we ask that you remind us to be more like curious babes who look at their parents with love. Help us to adore you as a newborn baby looks at their mother for the first time.
Teach your children to love you, Lord.
God, we pray for all those who suffer in this world from disease and malnutrition. As your dear children die in the DR Congo from the second largest outbreak of the ebola virus, we ask that you be with those suffering as they watch their family and friends die around them. Soothe the cries of those suffering and heal your dear children.
Heal your children, Lord.
God, we ask that you be with those who have no place to call home. We ask that you be with all immigrants and refugees who suffer and live in fear. We pray that your loving presence may always be with your children who cry out in fear of not knowing what may happen to them next.
Be with your children, Lord.
We pray for your children who are experiencing very warm temperatures and are suffering from lack of water due to droughts in India, Zimbabwe, France, and many other places your children call home. May the water return to nourish and heal the babes who are parched with thirst and are in need of new life.
Soothe your children, Lord.
We are your children, Lord. We come to you in gratitude for all of your children and new little babies who are only just learning about this world. Guide us on your path so that we might be ever closer to you. May you always be our Mother God, and may you teach us how to be the best children we can be. We know, Lord, that you are the ultimate giver of life and love. May we always come to you, dearest parent of us all, so that we might receive your nourishing love this day and always.