God in heaven, you are the God of life. Father, protect our children. Another Amber alert in the middle of the night, another accident of carelessness, another disease or another abortion threatens the most vulnerable among us. Put your hedge of protection around our kids. Put your love for life in our hearts. Change the minds of those who can’t yet see the value of children. Give us wisdom to raise up the next generation. Let our lives be the example you want us to set for them. Give us love enough to pass through to them. Help us show them how to love you and love each other. Father, forgive our inability and unwillingness to live like you do. I ask these things in the name and authority of Jesus, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.