Saturday, August 27, 2011

What is the Light a Candle for Children Prayer Vigil?

Light a Candle for Children, is an advocacy and prayer vigil project that invites congregations to join in Days of Prayer for Children. It begins approximately forty days prior to the observance of the National Children’s Sabbaths (sponsored by the Children’s Defense Fund, Washington, D.C.). 
During these Sabbath celebrations, held annually on the third weekend of October, thousands of congregations unite simultaneously in witness for children through prayer, education, and worship.
Light a Candle for Children is part of this witness and your congregation can participate. 
--From the Light a Candle brochure provided by Disciples Home Missions at

Friday, August 19, 2011

About this Site

Hello! From this site, you can: 
  1. Read meditations each day of the vigil beginning Sunday, September 11
  2. You can download a printable booklet of all the meditations. Just click on the tab across the top of the blog.
  3. Get an RSS feed of the meditations. Check the Help for your browser if your unsure how to do this.
  4. Sign up for emails of the meditations (and other posts) made to the blog site. Just enter your email address in the box on the left (just below the Disciples Care for Children logo) and follow the directions.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

A prayer vigil for children begins here on September 11, 2011. Sign up for the RSS feed or check back daily beginning on that date.