Prayer for Our Children
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.