Great God, guard the laughter of children.
Bring them safely through injury and illness so they may live the promises you give.
Do not let us be so preoccupied with our purposes that we fail to hear their voices,
or pay attention to their special vision of the truth; but keep us with them, ready to listen and to love,
even as in Jesus Christ you have loved us, your grown-up, wayward children. Amen.
(From Presbyterian Church (USA) The Book of Common Worship )