Children around the world are missing, forced into the streets, or commandeered into war, slavery, or sex. They do not have a safe place to flourish and mature. So many millions have been drugged, beaten, and coerced to do things that would normally be abhorrent to them. Right now, these precious ones are confused, frightened, and hopeless. There is no one like You, O Lord, who can save them. Be their stronghold in times of trouble. Bring these children to Jesus so He might gather them into His arms and bless them.
Today be the God of all comfort in some way to each. Because of Your great love and tender mercy, shine upon these children in their darkness and shadow of death. Guide their feet into the way of peace. Set them free! Bring believers into their lives to help them sort out all the rejection, lies, and deceit forced upon them. Their sweet voices will sing praises to Your name. They will give You thanks among the nations for rescuing them from violent men and women.
Woe to those who cause little ones who believe in You to stumble! It is better for them to tie a heavy rock around their necks and throw themselves into the sea.
We grieve with those who do not know where their child/ren is/are. Is he/she alive? Hungry? Ill? In pain or danger? The questions never cease. Their child is never far from their thoughts and prayers. Dear Father, comfort these parents. Give them the peace that passes all understanding. Supernaturally return these children to their families. Bring Spirit-filled believers to support, listen, and counsel as all in the family work through the myriad of spiritual, financial, emotional, and relational issues. Jehovah-Nissi (the LORD our Banner), set up Your banner of love over these families.