Advent prayers for the children — World AIDS Day

Monday, December 1, 2014
(Zechariah’s song for World AIDS Day — Luke 1:78-80)World_Aids_Day_Ribbon

By your tender mercy, God
let dawn break upon us …

Antiretroviral therapy
does not reach every child with HIV,
every child living with AIDS.

Give light to those who sit
in the shadow of death …

Eighteen million AIDS orphans,
are losing schooling,
health, self-confidence.

Guide our feet
into the way of peace …

Teenagers now are the only ones
whose AIDS diagnoses
are not declining.

Let these children grow
and become strong in spirit,

and if we do not speak for them.
strike us silent. amen

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