Scripture Reading: Luke 15:11-32
In Luke 15, Jesus tells the parable of the prodigal son, revealing how our Heavenly Father rejoices when one lost child returns to him.
This week, get up a little bit earlier than usual and spend five minutes praying for God to reveal ways you can share God’s love with others. Remember to pray for the orphans and vulnerable children helped through this campaign too!
For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
2 Corinthians 5:21
Strands of Prayer
Create rosaries using the colors of the Kenyan flag (see explanation at right). The black and red beads represent Christ’s death and shed blood, while the green beads tell of resurrection and new life. These beautiful pieces literally allow us to “carry the cross,” reminding us to lift the poor up in prayer. Sell these rosaries for $2 apiece, and have the children explain their meaning.
Around the world, 30 million children have been displaced from their homes due to war and violence. (UNICEF, 2018)
Father, we lift up the millions of children around the world who have been affected by war in places such as Afghanistan and South Sudan. Put a hedge of protection around these precious children so that no harm will come to them. Comfort them and help them to not be afraid of what is going on around them. Give them peace knowing that you are in control of their desperate situations, and bring peace to their lands. We ask all this in your holy name, Lord. Amen.