“Whoever welcomes this little child in my name welcomes me;
and whoever welcomes me, welcomes the one who sent me.” Luke 9:48
lover of all whom you have made,
we place before you this day the hopes and dreams of all children —
those we can name and those we cannot.
We promise you,
we will keep them in our hearts, prayers, and actions
until the day that no child will beg for food,
weep for water, or cry out for a loving touch.
As Jesus said to let the little children come to him,
we ask you that we might be Jesus for a child who is hurting. Amen.
~ Canadian Foodgrains Bank