Jesus, who invites the children to come to him,
protect our children
strengthen them in time of danger,
heal them in time of sorrow
give then laughter and delight,
restore their innocence
for such is the kingdom of heaven.
Jesus, who is the Good Shepherd
enable parents to love their children well
inspire all caregivers to protect those in their charge
endow the clergy with great wisdom in their ministry
as the Shepherd who lays down his life for this sheep.
Jesus, who is the Light of the World,
endow teachers with inner sight
grant doctors kill in healing
imbue therapists with compassion
that they walk not in darkness, but have the light of life.