Children are beloved by God. Jesus showed how precious children are when he prayed for them, saying, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” When we show a child that he or she has value, we are following Jesus’ example.
There are thousands of children receiving holistic care through Nazarene child development programs all around the world. Many of these children are supported through child sponsorship, which connects a child living in poverty with a caring adult who comes alongside the child to encourage their growth and development with prayer, the exchange of letters, and financial support. This week, take time each day to pray for sponsored children.