Prayer of the Day

Feast of St. Fachtna

August 13th, 2016
"Let the children come to me, and do not stop them; for the kingdom of Heaven belongs to them." Matthew 19 : 14

In this passage we see the reaction of Jesus when he becomes aware of the presence of children. He welcomes them and does not turn them away like the Apostles did. They are of consequence to him. How they must have remembered that day—did they grow to be adult members of the early Christian church in Jerusalem?  However the attitude of Christ is to be remembered; his love and respect for them and their parents who brought them to him.  Again, we are reminded of the importance of a child-like attitude towards our faith, and trust in Jesus .

Prayer

We pray for all children and their parents at this time that the influences on their lives will be good ones. We ask for God’s blessing on them all, particularly those most vulnerable. Amen