Thursday, March 31, 2011

April is National Child Abuse Prevention month

From ~ Covenant to Care for Children (in CT) ~

We use this month as a call to action for all of us to change the way we think about the prevention of child abuse and neglect and focus on actions that protect children right from the start, so child abuse and neglect never occur. We want all our faith-based partners to join each other and us in offering a special prayer during your services the first weekend in April (April 1-3, 2011). Imagine the power of all Connecticut’s faith communities offering a single prayer or intention to end child abuse!

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A Prayer:

God of all creation, you do not distance yourself from the pain of your people, but in Jesus bear that pain with us and bless all who suffer at others’ hands. Look with compassion upon all who suffer from child abuse and with your cleansing love bring healing and strength to them. Open our hearts and awaken our minds to act on behalf of these children, that by your justice, our world might become a haven of peace and safety for all. We ask this in the name of the one who transforms our lives, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

(by the Rev. Ann Fontaine, SCLM & the Rev. Kurt Huber)

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