Listen to the Children: A Worship Resource for Justice Seekers (pdf) (2019)


Listen to the Children is structured around the 8 weeks of the Epiphany season using some of the Year A lectionary scriptures and some additional scriptures.

This worship resource includes theological reflections, prayers and a children’s reflection for each week. The voices of children, background information on justice issues and action suggestions will be organized into bulletin inserts. New this year, the thoughts and faces of children linked to each week’s theme will also be available as slides.


Use in your own church or gather your neighbours for an ecumenical community worship service. This resource is loosely linked to the Epiphany Year A scriptures.

God listens to the children. Do we? Spread throughout our scriptures are stories of the Creator’s care and attention to the needs of children. In some cases, God calls children and young people to be prophets or take a risky stance against human power. God empowers the youth and they persevere. The season of Epiphany centres on Jesus as a child to young adult. We are inspired to consider how a child, and many children, lead us to transformation. These stories embolden our faith and inform how we listen to today’s children. God hears their cry. How are we called to respond to these voices – in care and in solidarity?

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