Jesus was “indignant” with his disciples when he saw them “scolding” people who were trying to bring their children to Him.
Jesus “took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them”. (Mark 10:13-14, 16)
Children continue to receive second-rate treatment in our unfair world!
385 million children live in extreme poverty, twice the number of adults! (UNICEF: Oct 2016)
Lord Jesus, thank you for protecting my family. Grant me the grace and wisdom to be a good parent, creating a happy home and guiding all children in my care to your saving embrace.
Prayer: Unborn Child
Almighty God, our Father,
you who have given us life
and intended us to have it forever,
grant us your blessings.
Enlighten our minds to an awareness
and to a renewed conviction
that all human life is sacred
because it is created
in your image and likeness.
Give us the grace to intercede
when the sacredness of life
before birth is attacked,
to stand up and proclaim
that no one ever has the authority
to destroy unborn life.