National Blue Sunday Day of Prayer for Abused Children began in 1994 with 20 churches but has grown to include over 7.4 million participants on 5 continents.
All we asked is for churches to take a moment during their service to pray for abused children and for those who rescue them.
It’s free. Nothing to join. We do ask that everyone who participates register to monitor our effectiveness.
How to ask your church to participate:
Keep it simple and to the point.
Share your heart for abused children with your pastor.
Why is it called Blue Sunday?
- Blue is the accepted “memorial ribbon” color for honoring the victims of child abuse.
- April is Child Abuse Prevention Month.
- We chose the last Sunday in April to be called Blue Sunday.
- Over 1600 children die annually as victims of child abuse
- Most were under the age of 3
- Most were victims of neglect
- Most were boys
- Most deaths were caused by family members
- 6 million children become NEW victims of abuse annually
- Two-thirds of those in drug treatment reported being abused as a child
- 80% of the prison population were once in foster care
- Within one year of aging out of foster care 66% will be homeless, in jail or die
Offer to take care of registering your church with us. All we need is the church name, your email address and approximate number of attendees.
Some churches invite agencies to set up information booths. CASA and Children’s Advocacy Centers are two great groups to invite to your church. There are many other local agencies who would welcome the opportunity to set up an information table. Don’t forget these agencies would appreciate being prayed for as well. You could also invite your state run child abuse prevention agencies to attend and pray for them.
Faith Community + Child Abuse Prevention Agencies = better outcomes for abused children!
Click here to download our Pastor Letter you can use.