Monday, November 19, 2012

Invitation to Prayer

Faces of Children is an ecumenical prayer ministry under the auspices of First Presbyterian Church of Midland, Texas. Our mission is to initiate ministries of prayer for children in churches, communities, and neighborhoods. In doing so, we seek to provide an opportunity for people of God to join together, learn about children and their needs throughout the world, and celebrate Christ's love (especially as it relates to children).

Prayers of Gratitude


O God, Creator, Redeemer, and Sanctifier,

we thank you that we may be together

to hear your word of life and hope.

We are all equal before you.

You know our life in its deepest recesses.

You have not forgotten us;

you love us, and again and again you fill the empty hands

which we stretch out towards you.

Through the suffering and death of your Son Jesus Christ,

you took our darkness and fear upon yourself

in order that we might know light and joy.

Prayer of the Waldensian Church from John Carden, from the A Book of Reformed Prayers
by Howard L. Rice & Lamar Williamson, Jr.

A message from Chris Laufer, Coordinator, Faces of Children

Greetings, Faces of Children Intercessor,

I found this prayer of thanksgiving in the book I've been using for a few months and thought it might be appropriate for our devotion this Thanksgiving week. It was intended for a worship setting, I believe, but it could also be used in our faithful community of Faces of Children prayer partners.

I think it is a most appropriate prayer to pray for the children of our hearts and our world. How wonderful to remember that we all, including the "least of these," are equal in God's sight and not forgotten by our generous Creator! Thanks be to God!

The Faces of Children prayer group will meet on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. in the Bride’s room at First Presbyterian Church-Midland, with lunch ($5) and fellowship to follow.

If you have prayer concerns or celebrations about children, those who care for them, those who have authority over them, or those who harm them (the really hard prayers to say sometimes), please send them to me at at, or give me a call.

Grace and peace,


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