There are several countries around the world that are fighting right now and making children fight as soldiers.
Read these Bible verses with your family and think about how Jesus loves peace, is the Prince of peace, and invites us to be peace makers.
This is the message that I was given about Judah and Jerusalem: In the future, the mountain with the LORD's temple will be the highest of all.
It will reach above the hills; every nation will rush to it.
Many people will come and say, "Let's go to the mountain of the LORD God of Jacob and worship in his temple."
The LORD will teach us his Law from Jerusalem, and we will obey him.
He will settle arguments between nations.
They will pound their swords and their spears into rakes and shovels;
they will never make war or attack one another.
People of Israel, let's live by the light of the LORD.
Ask your parents what these verses mean. How do they make you feel? What do they say about God? How do you feel about the fact that some children have to be soldiers? How do you think Jesus would like you to pray for them? Talk for a while with your family about this.
Then say your own prayer for peace and for Jesus to protect the children around the world who are forced to fight.
Then color this color sheet as a way to pray for those children and for them to know Jesus, the Prince of Peace loves and cares for and watches over them this Christmas.