“Realizing Our Vision for Our Children”

Light a Candle for Children is an advocacy and prayer vigil that began September 24, five weeks before the National Observance of Children’s Sabbath on October 21, and is sponsored by the Children’s Defense Fund in Washington, DC. Thousands of congregations from multiple faith groups unite during Children’s Sabbath to simultaneously witness for children through prayer, education, and worship.

The Light a Candle Prayer Vigil uses a different focus scripture each week related to the overall theme in preparation for Children’s Sabbath. The focus scriptures for 2018 are:

Week of September 24: Matthew 18:1-5 Be a Vision of Greatness!

Week of October 1: Galatians 3:25-29 Be a Vision of Faith!

Week of October 8: 1 John 3:18-23 Be a Vision of Truth and Action!

Week of October 15: Jeremiah 29:11-14 Be a Vision That Seeks and Finds!

In a time when our children on the local, regional, and global scale are suffering, we are seeking to help our children, youth, young adults, and families know that we are praying, working, and living faithfully with them.

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