The picture shared on Facebook by WJTV in Jackson, Mississippi, shows the kids standing in a driveway in front of their home. The boy, Jordan Wyatt, is dressed for school, wearing a white shirt tucked into his khakis.
His little sister, Marlie Rain, wearing pajamas and her mother’s shoes, is holding both of his hands. Their eyes are closed in prayer.
The image, posted Thursday, has gone viral, with more than 4,000 shares and 8,900 likes.
“Since there is so much negativity being shown, especially with the youth, we can perhaps show some positive influence to other parents as well as the youth… Prayer changes things,” parent Juan Wyatt wrote.