Lord, you reveal yourself to us in countless ways during our journey through life.
One of the most consoling ways you do so is through the touch of another human being.
We thank you for the touch of our loved ones, who thereby convey their care for us and their desire to protect and console us.
As we follow the wondrous development of human life in the womb, we come to the point where just about the entire body surface will respond to light touch, and when the baby’s hands are touching the mouth just about every minute.
Lord, how often through life this will happen. And how often our sense of touch, and the movement of our hands, will express your love for us and our love for you.
May the precious lives you create always enjoy the touch of your protection, and be kept far from any attempt to do them harm.
We pray through Christ our Lord. Amen.