Compassionate God, Your Son, Jesus, showed his love for little children by taking them into his arms and blessing them.
Look with kindness upon these children. Send your blessing upon them, and with your unfailing power keep them safe from harm on Halloween.
Grant that all children who suffer from abuse and violence may find help and protection in their need.
For them and for these children here, let your love be sweeter to their taste than Halloween candy in the mouth. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.