|Lord, look kindly on my child|
look kindly on my child,
so marvelously made,
fashioned by you from the womb.
fear and trouble far away,
"Love children with a special love, for they live to soften and purify our hearts, and, as it were, to guide us," wrote Dostoevsky, the Russian novelist.
Children, fresh from God's hand, light a flame in us as we recognize life's wonders through their eyes.
Jesus taught that children can also teach us the way to God. "Let the little children come to me; God's kingdom belongs to such as these."
Love and encourage your children so that they may become your gift to the world of tomorrow.
included in the collection of prayers Following Jesus Christ
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