I was sent this prayer the other day.. it really touched my heart and brought tears to my eyes... for once you have one child I think you have them all. I believe this prayer was said by Pope Francis but really I couldn´t find it online and translate it myself. Anyways is beautiful and I would like to share it with you!
I want to pray for the children that leave everything they touch full of chocolate,
for the ones that jump in puddles and ruin their new pants, for the ones that eat candy before their meal and for the ones that never find their shoes in the morning...
I want to pray for the children that look at photographers behind metal fences, and for the ones that have never walked with a new pair of shoes, for the ones that have never played in enchanted places, and that have been born in places where we would never go, and where they will probably die.
I want to pray for the children that give us sticky sugary kisses, and flowers. For the ones that sleep with their puppies...for the ones that want to bury their goldfish, and for the children that hug us tightly. For the ones that often forget their lunch money. I want to pray for the children that splatter tooth paste all over the sink, and the ones that look with wonder at their father when he is shaving, and their mom putting make up on.
I also want to pray for the children who have never had dessert, that don´t have a favorite blanket to take everywhere, for the children that see their parents suffer, and for the ones that approach us at traffic lights with wanting eyes asking for money. For the children that don´t have bathrooms to take showers in, and whose pictures appear at police stations and not at their father´s desk. I want to pray for the children whose nightmares happen at daylight, eat whatever they find, and sleep covered by newspapers and not by blankets. For the children that have never been to the dentist, that have never been spoiled by anyone, that wake up hungry and have nowhere to go.
I want to pray for the children that like to be held, and for the children that have to be held. For the ones that give up and for the ones that keep fighting, for the children that don´t find a hand to hold on to.
For all these children Lord, I want to pray today, because they are all treasures, because they all give us love and shape our lives, because they give us a reason to live, because they make us want to build a better world, a fair world.
I pray for all these children and the ones that will be born, for they are our hope, our reward for our life´s work, our dreams come true, our immortality.. and the proof that God still believes in us.
For all the children of the world, may they all be blessed with love and happiness.
Hi! my name is Carolina Perisse de Rico, I am a stay at home architect with the biggest project ever... my girls! The oldest is 13, then I have an 11 year old, and now I am starting again with our three year old happiest toddler ever. Glad you are here, hope you stay a while!
Am now a member of Communal Global!!!