June 1 is the Global Day of Parents, which honours the contributions of mothers and fathers around the world. “Emphasizing the critical role of parents in the rearing of children, the Global Day of Parents recognizes also that the family has the primary responsibility for the nurturing and protection of children,” says information from the United Nations. “For the full and harmonious development of their personality, children should grow up in a family environment and in an atmosphere of happiness, love and understanding.” Please pray for parents around the world who are caring for children in war-affected countries like South Sudan and living in refugee camps. Pray that God would give them strength and wisdom as they seek to protect and provide for their children in the midst of challenging situations. May God’s love be a constant source of comfort, support and encouragement in their lives.