Friday, 28 December 2012

The Holy and Other Innocents

Heavenly Father,
whose children suffered at the hands of Herod,

though they had done no wrong:
by the suffering of your Son
and by the innocence of our lives
frustrate all evil designs
and establish your reign of justice and peace;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

A good prayer for a day when children still suffer at the hands evil and twisted people. In your mercy, O Lord, frustrate all such designs wherever they are—the child sex trade, Syria, the Congo, our own homes and schools. Amen. Amen. Amen.

Prayer rom the Church of England Common Worship Morning Prayer for the day.