More than 52,000 unaccompanied children — most from Central America — have entered the United States since last October seeking refuge from violence and oppressive poverty in their nations.
Please join World Vision in praying for children caught in this maelstrom:
Pray that children will be adequately cared for and protected while in the U.S.
“Lord, in Your mercy, superintend the care and protection of children who arrived in the U.S. on their own. Allow resources to be released through generous donations for their food, shelter, healthcare, and personal needs.”
Pray that government and aid organizations will find ways to better serve children in need.
“Lord, there are many ways to help unaccompanied children in the U.S. Give all levels of government and humanitarian organizations, including World Vision, a spirit of cooperation so that the children may receive the best care each can provide.”
Pray a blessing over unaccompanied children.
“Lord, children have traveled far from home with faith, hope, and courage. Many have had terrifying and abusive experiences. We ask You to comfort them through the power of Your Holy Spirit and bless them with healing and wholeness. Do not let evil experiences hinder them from the good future You have prepared for them.”
Written by Denise Koenig
Photo © 2012 Heidi Isaza / World Vision