In this summertime, as we spend extra time with family and friends – especially the young ones, I offer this invitation to pray for children.
By Ina J. Hughes
We pray for children who sneak
popsicles before supper,
who erase holes in math workbooks,
who can never find their shoes.
I was having breakfast this morning and enjoyed a banana. Looking at the banana, I told God what a wonderful self-contained package of food you've given me... not in a cellophane wrapper, but purely natural. It's perfect! It's specially made to provide us with nutrition. Human beings didn't make it; it was harvested by farmers in South America. The banana trees depend on the sun and the rain to bear fruit. God's Divine Providence has put into motion the cycle of life that makes that possible! When you think about it, there's so much around us that gives us a glimpse of how God provides for us. This summer, take a moment to think of all the ways He shows his loving care for you.READ MORE