God of Mothers and Fathers
Send strength to those who are apart tonight
Gentleness to those who are fighting for freedom
Yearning to be together.
God of our sons and daughters Help us remember that you are the God of their sons and daughters
Who speak to you in languages of their own
Praying for the very same thing.
We remember the cry of Rachel weeping for her children, the bitterness of Hagar as she watched Ishmael sent away
And we do not forget.
Spread a shelter of peace over families that have been torn apart
Send comfort to those children who tonight sleep away from the protective arms of their parents
Renew in us the will to fight for the sons and the daughters, the mothers and fathers.