I would love for you to join me in prayer for the children of the world.
Holy Heavenly Father, bless the children in our families and those far and wide. We know Jesus died for children around the world. That your Love is without borders or boundaries. We give thanks for your promises and gifts given to all. We stand in awe of your truth. We ask you to bless the children both in womb and out of womb around the world with your mercy and grace. I am remembering in your Word Rachel could be heard weeping for the children. Let our voices be heard before your throne for children and parents in deep distress and your help be guided by your wisdom for thy Kingdom come thy will be done on earth as in heaven. 🙏🏻 Teach us how to pray, love, give, care as we join the spiritual battle for the children of the world. Just as many of us are safely holding ours with joy, prayers and faith would You please hold the children of war. In your Holy Name we pray.
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I agree in prayer with you, in Jesus name, we ask this 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏
I agree with you in prayer as well
I join also in praying this prayer, and echo an Amen to the words under the picture that speaks so much…”Bless all the children of the World”.
In the Biblical account of Jesus’ birth we discover that Judea’s evil King Herod ordered the execution of ALL male children who were two years old and under living in the vicinity of Bethlehem. He did this because he was told that the Messiah was among them. Herod considered the Jewish Messiah to be a threat to his power and throne. Since he did not know exactly where to find the boy, Herod had ALL the young boys who lived in and around Bethlehem killed. This was the massacre of the innocent…
Matthew 2:16: Then when Herod saw that he had been tricked by the magi, he became very enraged, and sent men and KILLED ALL THE BOYS WHO WERE IN BETHLEHEM AND ALL ITS VICINITY WHO WERE TWO YEARS OLD OR UNDER, according to the time which he had determined from the magi. 17 THEN WHAT HAD BEEN SPOKEN THROUGH JEREMIAH THE PROPHET was fulfilled:
18 “A voice was heard in Ramah,
Weeping and great mourning,
RACHEL WEEPING FOR HER CHILDREN;
And she refused to be comforted,
Because they were no more.”
Can you imagine such a thing as we rock our little boys? All because he wanted to kill baby Jesus. Can you image Hitler killing the Jewish children? Can you today rock your child and wonder how can this be happening to the children of Ukraine?
Luke 23:27: Now following Him (Jesus) was a large crowd of the people, and of women who were mourning and grieving for Him. 28 But Jesus turned to them and said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, stop weeping for Me, but WEEP FOR YOURSELVES AND FOR YOUR CHILDREN.
29 For behold, days are coming when they will say, ‘BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO CANNOT BEAR, AND THE WOMBS THAT HAVE NOT GIVEN BIRTH, and THE BREASTS THAT HAVE NOT NURSED.’
30 THEN THEY WILL BEGIN TO SAY TO THE MOUNTAINS, ‘FALL ON US,’ AND TO THE HILLS, ‘COVER US.’ 31 For if they do these things when the tree is green, what will happen when it is dry?”
As I continue to pray this prayer in various forms I am reminded how we start with our lives and homes before we try to fix the world. I’m often reminded how we have failed to bring unity. It seems so often I see God’s children enjoying tent living vs Palace living. We prefer to align ourselves with the voice and action of hate because it feeds our narcissistic selfish selves. And, we like it while saying we don’t. We think if someone likes us and not them we are crown wearers. We need to evaluate the crowns we wear. I have often written and spoke on this Biblical subject. Today, as I paused to pray I wanted to see what the greats had to say. Sharing just a few quotes with us. Hope its a candle.
“…priest and theologian Henri Nouwen once wrote, “You’re sent into this world to be a people of reconciliation. You are sent to heal, to break down the walls between you and your neighbors, locally, nationally, and globally. Before all distinctions, the separations, and the walls built on foundations of fear, there was a unity in the mind and heart of God. Out of that unity, you are sent into this world for a little while to claim that you and every other human being belongs to the same God of Love who lives from eternity to eternity.”
“Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it… Hatred darkens life; love illumines it.” – Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Love in the face of hatred is the most transformative concept the world has ever known. Where hatred causes only destruction, love has the power to build bridges between people and restore trust. But sometimes hatred can create an all-consuming downward spiral of events, with one evil deed inspiring another in return. When confronted with persistent hate, it takes a tremendous amount of courage to show love to others.” Tony Rossi
In the Sermon on the Mount, Christ said, “Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be children of your Father in heaven.”
“Hate, it has caused a lot of problems in the world, but it has not solved one yet.” —Maya Angelou
“The person who does not decide to love forever will find it very difficult to really love for even one day.” —Pope St. John Paul II
“Sharing just a few quotes with us. Hope its a candle.”
Thank you, Sara. I think your words and the quotes do bring serious light, helping to pause and think about hate and its consequences and where it might be rooted in our own “tent living” as you put it….and to see what hatred is and does from God’s perspective.
Your words and quotes seem to illustrate this scripture well, “Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen.”. 1John 4:20 NIV.
““Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it”. This sort of reminds me of the black walnut tree. It’s roots give off a substance that is poison to many plants…their growth is “paralyzed” and they can’t survive near it.