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Child LaborerDear Father of all, compassionate and loving, relieve the suffering of the children of this world.

They live with poverty, neglect, violence and hunger. They endure endless privation, and grow up without love and nurturing.

So many causes and campaigns, churches and temples, palaces and towers of greed, while the children cry in the darkest corners of squalor, debasement and tragedy.

Even for those children in fine homes, surrounded by comfort, sheltered behind class and wealth, how many have love, virtuous guidance, tender understanding and empathy?

The children are the jewels of society, the treasure of every nation. But they are neglected like dross,  rubbish.

The children are the voiceless majority.

Shelter them and bless them, Lord. Nurture and love them. But above all, turn the hearts of all who see them. Let us never ignore their needs. Give us the fortitude to protect them, the will to work selflessly, tirelessly for them, and the understanding to love them unconditionally.

Peace, peace, peace be unto all.

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1985 OtterDear Lord, the child I was is no more, long ago, someone else.

But the pain that child felt lives on in me.

Help me grow in you, sweet Beloved,

To grow in forgiveness, acceptance, and life.

Peace, peace, peace be unto all.

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BabyDear little one, you are the Living God.

In your heart, hidden from the ignorant world, is the mightiest divinity. If only people knew, if only they could realize, they would all worship at your feet.

You are not this youthful body, with its weaknesses and confusion. You are the Infinite One, who has graced my life through serving yours.

You are not this limited mind, innocent of worldly things and sacred things as well. You are the Knowledge that dispels darkness, the light of divine wisdom.

 

O Divine Parent, none know better than you the joys and sorrows of loving a child.

Grant that I may always see the holiness of my duty.

Grant that I may always worship you in the hearts of my children.

May I remember always that they are truly yours,

Yet may I cling to them like the treasures that they are.

 

Peace, peace, peace be unto all.

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