close the detention camps prayer practice

What is this prayer practice?

They Are All Our Children is an 11-minute radical love prayer practice created with the sacred intention to close the migrant detention camps and free the children. In 2013, I was one mother with one son in political prison. A hundred people joined me to shower that prison with unconditional love at the same time each day—and the federal judge suddenly and unexpectedly released my son. Today, we are all the mothers and fathers of thousands of children held in internment camps.

Please join me in this alchemical prayer of radical love and forgiveness to transmute the consciousness that creates, perpetuates, and profits from this political system of separation and fear.

How do we pray?

Scroll down to the orange banner for a video and PDF of the prayer practice. The prayer has these components:

  • two pictures to gaze at with radical love
  • opening song to the children
  • short meditation showering the detention centers with unconditional love
  • special version of Ho‛oponopono, the Hawaiian Shamanic prayer of forgiveness
  • closing song of gratitude to Our Mother.

When do we pray?

There is power in praying together. The Masters and Teachers asked that we gather for 11-minutes every day at 1 pm on three continents.

As we pray as one heart, we create a drumbeat of love that flows around the world.

In the Americas

1:00 pm Eastern
12:00 pm Central
11:00 am Mountain
10:00 am Pacific
9:00 am Alaska
7:00 am Hawaii

In Europe

1:00 pm UK
2:00 pm Central Europe
3:00 pm Eastern Europe

In the Pacific Rim

1:00 pm Western Australia
2:30 pm Central Australia
3:00 pm Eastern Australia
5:00 pm New Zealand

If the time for your continent doesn’t fit your life, join at a time that matches another part of the world. To discover when to pray in your town, click on this link:

Thank you for adding your love, presence, and prayers to this global prayer practice.

How can you support this practice?

Please support this global prayer practice. All proceeds beyond administrative and web costs will be donated to the American Immigration Council, a wonderful organization working to create a more fair and just immigration system, provide legal support for immigrants in detention, and educate Americans about the important role immigrants play in creating a truly prosperous nation.

They Are All Our Children Prayer Practice

ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) Centers

ICE Detention Center, Dilley, Texas

Locations throughout the US

Additional ways to to participate in and learn more about They Are All Our Children Prayer Practice:

Please donate. All proceeds left after costs will go to the American Immigration Council.

Explore the American Immigration Council's website to learn more.

Join the private Facebook group and participate in the prayer discussion together.

Listen to Janet's solo podcast episode all about the Prayer Practice.

Subscribe to Janet's Sunday letters for prayers and updates on her courses.

Our Interspiritual Teachers & Guides



“Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty, a stranger or lacking clothes, sick or in prison, and did not come to your help? In so far as you neglected to do this to one of the least of these, you neglected to do it to me."
Matthew 25:44

“You must love your neighbor as yourself.” Mark 12:33

“Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.”  Matthew 5:44


Mary Magdalene

It’s time to Trust in Love again.

It’s time to Surrender to Love again.

It’s time to Offer yourself to Love.

Our Lady of Guadalupe

Our Lady of Guadalupe

“While chanting the Ave Maria at 2:00AM before a statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe at La Casa de Maria in Santa Barbara, California, she spoke to me. ‘Do you know why I’m called the Perpetual Virgin” she asked.

‘No,’ I said.

‘I’m called the perpetual Virgin because I am the mother of all living things, and I am so in love with each that it is as if there were none else. Each birth is my first and only.’”

Holy Rascals, Rabbi Rami Shapiro

Pablo Neruda

Pablo Neruda

Nobel Laureate

"To feel the intimacy of brothers is a marvelous thing in life. To feel the love of people whom we love is a fire that feeds our life. But to feel the affection that comes from those whom we do not know, from those unknown to us, who are watching over our sleep and solitude, over our dangers and our weaknesses — that is something still greater and more beautiful because it widens out the boundaries of our being, and unites all living things."

Chilean poet and nobel laureate, Pablo Neruda.



“How can we pray for someone to repent when that prayer, if granted, would curtail another person’s freedom of choice?"

"[Reb Pinhas] answered, ‘What is God? The totality of souls. Whatever exists in the whole may also be found in the part. Therefore, in any one soul, all souls are contained. If I turn in teshuvah (repentance), I already contain in me the friends whom I wish to help and, likewise, they contain me in them.’”  

A Heart Afire, Netanel Miles-Yepez and Rabbi Zalman Schacter-Shalomi

Thomas Merton

Thomas Merton

“Oh God, in accepting one another wholeheartedly, fully, completely, we accept You and we thank You and we adore You and we love You with our whole being because our being is in your being, our spirit is rooted in Your spirit.

Fill us then with love, and let us be bound together with love as we go our diverse ways, united in this one spirit which makes You present in the world, and which makes You witness to the ultimate reality that is Love.

Love has overcome. Love is victorious. Amen.”

Thomas Merton, Asian Journal



“The Sufis say, ‘It is consent that draws down grace,’ and this consent—for our spiritual light to be used in service to the whole—opens the door to an understanding of how to be in service.”

“Taking responsibility means recognizing that we each have a part to play in this rebirth: that life needs our light in order to evolve.”

Alchemy of Light, Lllewellyn Vaughan-Lee


Hopi Elders

"You have been telling people that this is the Eleventh Hour, now you must go back and tell the people that this is the Hour.

We are the ones we’ve been waiting for."

Hopi Elders' Prophecy, June 8, 2000

2022 reveals her (radical) theme

Janet Conner

I want more hope
I want more grace
I want more love

But you don’t want that, do you?

You want me to be someone’s hope
You want me to be an instrument of grace
You want me to be an anchor for love

—an anchor for your love
—an instrument of your grace
—a rung of your hope

If I am an anchor for love
What’s left for me to want?
What’s left for me to ask?

Just this:
Don’t let me get in your way

This is my only prayer now:
Please, don’t let me get in your way

excerpt from (This is) All I Ask
©Janet Conner

Who is Praying?

Janet Conner

Janet Conner Prayer Artist-80

Janet Conner is a prayer artist, deep soul explorer, field guide in The Mystic, author of bestselling books including Writing Down Your Soul, and host of the Praying at the Speed of Love Podcast.

Lahela Johnson


Lāhela Johnson is a Hawaiian Kahu (spiritual light worker). Her kuleana (purpose, role, responsibility) is to assist others in realizing their truth, their GOD essence within.


Celeste Yacoboni


Celeste Yacoboni, author of How Do You Pray?, guides and supports women and those who have been silenced to speak from an empowered place of presence with compassion & clarity.



You do not pray alone. Each of us praying around the world is one light. Together we create a sea of light, a sea of hope, a sea of love with the power to transmute hate and free the children. Because they are all our children!

“Just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else.

If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else.”

~ Toni Morrison
Feb. 18, 1931 - Aug. 5, 2019