Blue Sunday: Hold victims of child abuse, neglect up in prayer on April 26, 2020
April 2020 · Child Abuse Prevention, Ministry News
On Sunday, April 26, 2020, we ask faith communities to unite in prayer to help children who are vicitims of abuse and neglect. Below is a letter from the organization that founded Blue Sunday, in honor of those children whose futures are uncertain and who need the love and support of all of us. Please do what you can to help.
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and to remember the millions of children who are victims of abuse/neglect, Blue Sunday Child Abuse Prevention is asking the faith community to pray on Sunday, April 26, 2020.
- Who: The faith community
- What: A day to pray for the millions of victims of child abuse and for those who rescue them
- Where: Churches across our nation
- When: Sunday, April 26, 2020
- Why: April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. It began when a report about abused and neglected children caught the attention of President Ronald Reagan in1983. Sadly, since that first Child Abuse Prevention Month, the number of abused victims has grown from half a million children to over six million new reports of abuse along with 1600 child abuse related deaths annually.
One is too many.
Faith Community, we must face the facts:
One in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused before their 18th birthdays.
Most child abuse incidents are drug and alcohol related.
There are over 100,000 children waiting for adoption in the United States.
How to pray for abused children on Blue Sunday:
Pray they will be rescued.
Pray they are placed with caring people.
Pray their minds and bodies can heal.
Pray they find hope.
Pray for those who rescue them.
Let’s pray, educate ourselves, and volunteer until black and blue are just colors in a child’s crayon box.
Blue Sunday Child Abuse Prevention Initiative is dedicated to helping communities reach out to abused children and to support those who rescue them. We are a faith-based 501c3 nonprofit organization.
To register and for free church bulletins, videos, and Happy Family handouts, visit www.bluesunday.org.
For more information contact Blue Sunday, (844) 344-9366, www.bluesunday.org