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Else Niemoeller: For the World’s Children

Lover of humanity, who cares for even one sparrow’s fall, we thank You that Your infinite eye is upon all the children of the world. Whatever the circumstances, we pray that we may help to release them from the forces that scar: hunger, homelessness, hatred, and lies. Give to each of us some sense of responsibility that all children everywhere may come into their full human heritage.

Else Niemoller is recognized as the wife and supporter of Pastor Martin Niemoller in his work against Nazi Germany. Though initially a supporter of Adolf Hitler, Pastor Niemoller later helped to found the Confessing Church and was imprisoned for 8 years in concentration camps for his opposition to state control of the churches. Else Niemoller died in a car crash in 1961.

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