April 18, 2017
April has been designated as Child Abuse Prevention Month in the United States since 1983. It is an annual observance dedicated to raising awareness and preventing child abuse.
Blue Sunday is celebrated around the world on the last Sunday of April. It is a day to pray for abused children and for those who rescue them. Blue Sunday this year is April 30, 2017.
The following is a Blue Sunday prayer:
Lord, thank You
for our children,
For them we kneel and pray.
Help us teach them of Your kindness,
Of Your mercy
and Your way.
Help us show them
of Your love,
and safety, too.
Help us show them who You are.
Help us treat them like You do.
educate ourselves, and volunteer
for the children
of our nation
until black and blue are just colors in their crayon box.
Author: Janet Magee
Blue Sunday Website