Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us… (Eph, 3: 20)
We pray Lord God for your divine protection and perfect peace to be with Madeleine McCann and all missing children around the world. We pray that no matter what circumstances each precious little child is in, that they will never be alone, that You will always be with them and that they will never be separated from Your perfect love. We pray this with thanksgiving, knowing that each and every little child is cherished by You, and that no matter what their circumstances, nothing can separate them from Your precious love (Romans 8:37).
Lord God, we pray that You will create the circumstances for the imminent release and safe return of all missing children to those who love and care for them. Where a miracle is needed we ask You for that miracle, knowing that where things may be impossible for Man, nothing is impossible for You (Matthew, 19:26). Where children have been hurt we pray for Your healing and inner peace; where the truth has been hidden we pray for Your revelation and justice. For the children who are no longer in this world, we grieve for such devastating loss but we thank you that Your kingdom is theirs (Matthew 18:2-4). We pray that Your peace be upon their loved ones. We pray that Your mercy and grace will bring healing to the broken and the broken-hearted and that they will experience the tenderness of Your unfailing love. May the knowledge of the joyful reunion that awaits them in Your Heavenly Kingdom give them courage, strength and hope.
Lord God, we say a special prayer for all the children who have been born, abducted or trafficked into organised networks that abuse children for their own evil purposes, including cults, institutions, pedophile, prostitution and pornography networks. These children are so precious to You; You know even the very number of hairs on their heads (Luke: 12,7), and yet so often in our world they are unseen, unheard, and unknown. We pray a special prayer for each and every one of these children today; we pray that they will know we have not forgotten them, and we will stand up for them. Above all, we know that You will stand up for them as You are faithful and true (Psalm 46).
Lord God, today we commit our lives to You and ask that You use each and every one of us as Your instruments, in whatever way You will, to create a world where all children are loved, protected and cared for (Matthew 10:42). We pray these things in the Almighty Name of your beloved Son, Jesus Christ of Nazareth, our Lord and Saviour, Amen.