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Bullied: What to Say (and NOT Say) to Kids in the Crosshairs

“Let’s pray for you and your enemy.”

Prayer turns the focus away from the bully and onto the greatness of God—who is more powerful than even the biggest bully. Pray with the bullied child and together ask for God’s help. Share the weight of this difficult situation.

“Even Jesus had to face bullies.”

Jesus had his share of enemies. Remind students that God’s Son understands how it feels when others betray, reject, and hurt you. Jesus stood strong and loved others even when they treated him badly. We can follow his example.

These tips come from Group’s Emergency Response Handbook for Children’s MinistryThis book is full of counseling advice, practical tips, and Scripture connections to help you reach out in love. 

This article about bullied children originally appeared here.